Send us your stories. No postage required.

Interested in telling an awesome short story? Your story may be fiction or non-fiction, and the style and tone are your choice, of course. Whatever character your story revolves around – a superhero finding her power, a student coping with a nightmare minimum-wage job, a child dining with a ghost– aim for evocative story-telling that takes your reader on a swift, concise journey.

Be sure to provide an image that compliments your story. You may create your own image (an illustration or photo) or use an image within the public domain. The tie between your image and your story may be as strong or subtle as you wish.

Contest rules and guidelines:

  • Any currently enrolled Langara student can enter.
  • Your submission must be original and unpublished.
  • Write a 250-word “postcard story” and provide an image that compliments your story.
  • Print your story on regular sized (8.5x11) paper; double space and use 12-point font.
  • Do not put your name on your story. On a separate cover letter, put your name, phone number, email address and Langara ID. Include your story’s word count. 
  • Drop your submission off at A302c (Caroline Harvey’s office) or e-mail submissions (.doc or .docx file, please) to Manuscripts and images will not be returned. 


First place: $100
Second place: $50

Both winners will be featured in various Langara-based media publications, including W49, Langara’s magazine of award-winning student writing, as well as be displayed in the Langara Library during the Spring of 2020.

2019 Winners:

Langara's English Department is pleased to announce the winning entries of the 2019 Postcard Story Contest. 

First Place: "Parade of Whatevers" by Lydia Lovison

Second Place: "Pedestrian and Derivative" by Cameron McDonald  

Honourable Mention: "The Call" by Katie MacKenzie 

Learn more.