Narrative Magazine Winter 2015 Story Contest
Genre s : Non-fiction; Fiction; Graphic Narratives; Photo Essays
Deadline : March 31, 2015
Prize : $2,500 (1st); $1000 (2nd); $500 (3rd); $100 (finalist)
Entry Fee : $22
Details : http:///node/238622
Notes : Entries may be fiction or literary nonfiction, including essays, memoirs, or any other form of unpublished manuscript, with a word limit of 15,000. This year photo essays and graphic narratives are also accepted. All are judged in the same pool.
Edna Staebler was a pioneer in the field of literary journalism and a beloved figure in her (our) home region of Waterloo, Ontario. Her first article, “Duellists of the Deep,” a story about swordfishing with Neil’s Harbour fishermen, and published in Macleans when she was in her forties, won the Canadian Womens Press Club Memorial Award. Edna went on to publish with Macleans , Chatelaine , Saturday Night , and other flagship magazines, while her books include the Food that Really Schmecks series—cookbooks so entertaining that people read them in bed. Edna led by example in other ways as well, founding eponymous writers’ awards, scholarships, and bursaries to nurture writers. She helped to found The New Quarterly in 1981, and in 2005 her generous bequest allowed us to establish this award, in her honour.
The sharing economy has fundamentally changed the way people think about traditional ways of transportation and vacation stays. In 2014, it was recorded that AirBnb hosted more guests on an annual basis than the infamous Hilton Worldwide chain. In New York alone, “between 2012-2013, over 400,000 Airbnb guests visited New York City generating over $632 million in economic activity in the city.” Similarly, by 2015, only a few short years after its inception, Uber was active in over 250 cities worldwide and had completed over 1 billion rides – fundamentally changing the taxi industry as we know it.