Northern Ontario literary contest deadline extended


Timmins, ON. Due to a low number of entries, the Silverleaf Writers Guild has extended the deadline of the N/O Summer Writing Contest to September 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The Silverleaf Writers Guild Board of Directors hopes that enough entries will be submitted by the new deadline so that the contest does not have to be cancelled. Those who have submitted entries already should have a chance of receiving recognition for their hard work.

The N/O Summer Writing Contest is open to all Northern Ontario residents 18 years or older, and includes poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories. The theme of the contest is “Northern Ontario perspectives.” While the submitted poems, stories and essays are not expected to be set in or be about Northern Ontario, the Silverleaf Writers Guild is looking for characters and situations viewed through a Northern Ontario lens.

Judging will be completed by Northern Ontario writers and avid readers, but their identities will be kept confidential to ensure no attempts are made to influence the judging. Entries will be anonymous, which means the judges will not know who has written each entry until after the final decisions have been made. The Silverleaf Writers Guild is making every attempt to ensure a diverse judging panel.

The entry fee for the contest is $30 for the first entry and $10 for additional entries. Writers can submit one entry per category. The majority of the entry fee goes towards giving all entrants a six-month membership to the guild.

Full rules and regulations for the N/O Summer Writing contest, as well as the benefits of membership, are available at

Véronique Ginglo-Robert
Chair, Board of Directors
Silverleaf Writers Guild