Tuesday, September 14, 2010

filling Station's Alberta Arts Days Writing Contest

Deadline to apply September 19, 2010

This year for Alberta Arts Days, an annual celebration of culture happening this September 17-19 and comprising a number of special events, filling Station Magazine presents Inner Poet: an Alberta Arts Days Writing Contest.

Haven't been published before? No problem. First time writers are welcomed!

Winning poems will be published in filling Station Magazine. Winners will also receive a set of 3 Fall 2010 titles from Freehand Books, a Pages Books on Kensington gift certificate, a filling Station 1 year subscription, and the opportunity to read at Flywheel Reading Series.

A shortlist will be chosen using blind judging by the Collective that brings you filling Station Magazine, Canada’s Alternative Literary Magazine based in Calgary. The top 3 winning poems will be selected by Guest Judge, published Calgary poet Natalie Simpson.

Just write your poem anytime during Alberta Arts Days, September 17-19th. There is no specific theme - it can be about anything that inspires you to write it. Need a little help in the inspiration department? Check out one of the many Arts Days events happening across Alberta on the Government of Alberta's Culture and Community Spirit Culture Month Calendar. In Calgary, check out events on the Calgary Culture calendar.

For full entry guidelines, visit: