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The topic is open. Any type of entry that meets the submission criteria below is eligible. Multiple entries welcome.

Submission Criteria
• The contest is open to prose works.
• Entries can be fiction, non-fiction or creative non-fiction.
• Entries must be previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other publication.
• Entries must be original and not a translation of a previously published work.
• Maximum length: 2000 words.

• No poetry, plays, reviews, and scholarly essays. No footnotes and endnotes. No pseudonyms.
• Submissions must be in Word or txt format.
• No email or fax submissions.

• Submissions must be in English.
• Submissions can be an English translation of the author’s unpublished original work in another language.

The contest is open to all writers, established and emerging, worldwide.

Entry Fee
$30.00 per entry, non-refundable.

This year’s edition of the Accenti Writing Contest is now closed. Our thanks go out to all the participants. The winners will be announced in June. The deadline for next year’s contest will be announced with the winners. To stay up to date, register to receive the Accenti Newsletter.

Winners are chosen by blind judging. Four finalists make the shortlist, from which the judges choose the winner. The judges’ names are announced with the winners.

Announcement of Results
Winners’ names, bios and submissions will be posted on Accenti in June and reported in the Accenti Newsletter.

• Top prize: $1000.00 (CDN) and publication in Accenti.
• Three runner-up prizes: $100.00 (CDN) each and publication in Accenti.

How to Submit
Each submission must be accompanied by a duly completed entry form and entry fee.

Click HERE to submit.

Submissions that are deemed defamatory or that promote violence, hate or intolerance against an individual or an identifiable group, that are objectionable, offensive or are otherwise devoid of artistic merit will be eliminated.
This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or in any way associated with, Apple Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

If you have any questions, please write to: accenti@accenti.ca