The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar
May 15, 2015
It's been a frenetic and exciting year. Because of a number of factors, the print version of the 2015 CWCC is out-of-print. The EPub and Kindle versions will remain available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we are working to have the 2016 version available in sufficient quantities in the fall.
This is our thirteenth year doing the Contest Calendar, and it is more popular every year. One major hit for us was the large unexpected hike in postal rates. The only change in rates I made this year was to 'split' the $1.10 per book increase in shipping, and raise the shipping rate 50¢ from $6.45 to $6.95. We should be all right with that for this year. Of course you could avoid shipping altogether by picking one up at our new store in Cobalt, ON. Depending on where you live, the $6.95 shipping rate might be the more cost-effective choice.
We try to post new contests, or changes in deadline dates on the Updates page through the year. The links for contest submission are on the left-hand bar. Second from the top, that's it. Choose the most convenient format, or copy the form into the body of an email and send it to us.
New for this year is a section on organizing your computer files. We hope it helps.
The electronic formats have proved popular, and the 2015 edition is now available in both EPub and Kindle formats. We listed the 2014 edition with Kobo, and in spite of the results, we will list this edition there as well when I catch my breath. Most people are downloading it directly from our site. (Link below) From conversations over the past year, it seems that the electronic version of the CWCC was portable and not able to be lost on vacation, while the print copy stayed safely at the desk. It was an interesting perspective.
Always check for your contest, make sure it is still operating, and that the deadline is where you thought it would be. Many things change after we go to press. Many of them are not planned. Check again about a month before the deadline to confirm that there haven't been any other changes. And if there are, please send me an email, or a note to let us know. Let us know if you hear of any new opportunities as well. Check the Update page during the year.
Full CONTEST information is in the book. The 2015 Book Awards listings can be obtained directly from the Award sponsors. The advantage for the ebook version is that all the web addresses are hyperlinked so you can tap on them and see for yourself. It's good to know what awards are there and and when their deadlines are. There are an incredible variety of awards. Newest awards we noticed were for blogs, e-zines and graphic novels. Most of them need submissions of your published book from your publisher, not the author. With smaller presses, it may be helpful to gently inquire as to whether your book will be submitted. The sizes of some of those prizes would make it feel more like winning a lottery, but they are given out, and if you qualify, your name should be in the hat. It's good for book sales, and general publicity. And possibly for your pocketbook as well.
Hope you are having a wonderful writing year.
Many thanks for your support, especially during this year.
ISBN: 9781927541234 | WMPub#1215 | 8½" x 11" | 80 pages stapled | $16.95
Sorry- the print edition of the 2015 CWCC is out of print.
Available In EBook Formats Here: $9.95 CDN
Index hyperlinked to the contests for ease of reference.