The True Life Story Contest invites professional and amateur writers
to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form using
themes of friendship, animals, Christmas, or amazing coincidences.
First prize will be $1000.00; second prize will be $500.00; third
prize will be $250.00. Please note that prize money will be issued
by cheque in Canadian dollars.
At the conclusion of the contest selected entries will be compiled
and published in a book to be released in 2006.
Manuscripts should be written on a computer using Notepad, or
if necessary a common word processing program such as Microsoft
Word. Please do not use Corel WordPerfect, Adobe FrameMaker, PageMaker,
or any graphic or magazine layout program such as Illustrator, Quark
Express, and so on.
If you are having difficulty determining whether you have the appropriate
software, contact True
Life Story Contest.
Manuscripts must be received by the True Life Story Contest no
later than midnight, March 31, 2007.
For a description of how to enter your story in the contest, see
Creative non-fiction is narrative story telling that is based on
actual, real-life events, characters, and places. It is written
with a focus on language and style, and tends to be more informal
and personal than other types of non-fiction writing.
We are a small group of avid readers and lovers of honest, heartfelt
narrative storytelling. We are not connected in any professional
way with any publishing house, authors group, or other professional
writing, publishing, or advertising organization. This contest exists
for personal pleasure and to help find an audience for authors who
might otherwise not receive any public exposure.