Feb 26, 2010

Do you have a great story or writing piece you would like to share? Put your talent to the test with the 15th annual Langara Writing Contest. Here's a chance to get your work published and earn some extra money at the same time.

The contest is open to all Langara students, past and present. Two prizes will be awarded in each of these three genres: poetry, short fiction/graphic short fiction and creative non-fiction.

1st Prize: $100
2nd Prize: $50

In addition to the prize winners, many of the deserving entries will be published in the 15th issue of W49 Magazine, which will be released in April 2011.

Deadline for submissions: April 9, 2010


  1. An entry may include up to 5 poems, or a short story or a creative non-fiction work not longer than 2,000 words
  2. Entries must be type-written and double spaced (do not staple and do not put your name on the pages of your manuscript!)
  3. Entries must be accompanied by a cover sheet identifying your name, Langara student number, phone numbers, mailing address, email, and the genre of work you submitted
  4. Each entry must be accompanied by a $5.00 entry fee. Make your cheque payable to “Langara College”
  5. Deadline for submission is April 9, 2010.

W49 Magazine will notify all entrants after their manuscripts have been adjudicated. Those wanting their material returned after the contest must include a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope with their entry. All entrants will receive copies of the magazine at no cost.

Please direct all submissions or enquiries to:

Peter Babiak
English Department, Creative Writing
Langara College, 100 W 49th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6

Learn more.
Additional contest details and past winners
What is the W 49th Magazine?
Creative Writing at Langara College