Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BookFest Windsor

Are you a writer? BookFest Windsor is having a great contest to find new writers. The winner gets the chance to open up the show. Whether fiction, non-fiction or poetry, everyone is welcome to participate! Here are the rules/information for BFW Bound!

Say it SHORT and sweet or sassy but get your LIT ON stage. Contest starts soon!

Check BookfestWindsor.com for all the news.

Hey, you’re a writer. Hang out with the prized, the famous and
word-world insiders at BookFest Windsor, one of the most
notable literary festivals in North America. We’re kicking off
our second decade with a new contest, BFW Bound. We’re
searching for the authors of the future, and giving them a
chance to compete to open our show from the stage of the
Capitol Theatre. Don’t wait for the deadline. Send your literary
gem to bfwbound@bookfestwindsor.com today.

The Rules
• Submission dates: September 10, 2012 – October 5, 2012
• Micro fiction/creative non-fiction and poetry in English are eligible.
• Previously published work is eligible. You must own copyright to the work.
•All authors 18 and over are welcome.
• Prose entries must be 250 words or less.
• Poetry 30 lines maximum, including blank lines.
• Submit entries in the body of an email to bfwbound@bookfestwindsor.com.
• Subject line should read BFW Bound + entry title.
• Include name and complete contact information with entry.
• Top entries will participate in a reading at Phog Lounge, Downtown Windsor, 7:00 p.m., October 20, 2012.
• Reading Judges: Karl Jirgens, Editor of RAMPIKE, and author Mary Ann Mulhern.
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizewinners will open BookFest Windsor 2012, on stage at The Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor, Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
• First place winner receives print set-up and 3 copies of a self-publishing project up to 250 pages from Windsor Public Library Self Publishing Lab.
•Winners must participate in October 20th and October 25th events. BookFest Windsor reserves the right to use shortlisted and winning entries in future promotion. Due credit to the author will be given.

For more information on BookFest Windsor check out the website here. There is also a list of authors attending the event this year! This is a great event for readers and writers alike! There are many different events happening, including readings, panel discussions and some great workshops! If you're in town I suggest checking it out :) Ready, Set... START WRITING! 

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