The Creative Nonfiction Prize includes memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles. While the events must be real and the facts true, creative nonfiction conveys your message through the use of literary techniques such as characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, narrative and personal reflection. In works of creative nonfiction, the writer’s voice and opinion are evident. The work should be accessible to a general reading audience (i.e. not written for a specialized or academic audience).
The the prize is for original, unpublished work of creative nonfiction between 1200 and 1500 words. Th competition runs from January 1 to March 1. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit. Submit online with a fee of $25.