The PEI Writers' Guild will soon be running its annual writing contest, the beloved BATTLE TALES! Since 2016, we have been offering writers this high fun, low stakes contest to celebrate YOU, PEI! All of the Island writers who are crushing the short fiction scene, working on small or large projects, and writing about everything from intergalactic stories of solicitude to the waiting room antics of your mother's nursing home. And it's embarrassing. And it's encouraging, and sometimes it's even enlightening. Give us your BEST weekend writing, and we'll give you a WHOLE WEEK to write it -- to pound away on your keyboards to create the best darn short fiction this island can produce.
We'll issue a writing prompt at 12:01 am on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 on Facebook, Twitter, and on our website (www.peiwritersguild.com - check the blog!).
The prompt will detail a few items your short story or essay must include—perhaps a bottle found on the side of the road, or a mysterious note left in your locker. Maybe a curiously-coloured seashell or a pair of shoes dangling from an overhead power line. Whatever it is, it needs to be included in your story.
Then it's off to the literary races. Your wonderful and exciting stories via Submittable (see below).
Anything received by 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 24th, 2021 will be accepted.
We're looking for stories under 2500 words, written by residents of PEI.
You don't have to be a member of the Writers' Guild to enter, but we sure would love to have you! Read more about membership here: https://www.peiwritersguild.com/Membership
Well obviously, THE PRESTIGE of being the best Battler of Tales on Prince Edward Island. Go ahead, show us that swagger!
(Then click here for a secret video of what your win sounds like).
A PEI Writers' Guild MEMBERSHIP for one year! (Go, you!)
Also, huge congratulations from the Writers' Guild, the judge, and anyone else we can think of.
About Charles “Chuck” Bowie
Chuck Bowie is the author of five novels in his international suspense-thriller series, Donovan: Thief For Hire, all of which have been paperback best-sellers in New Brunswick. Chuck’s work has been featured in Fredericton’s Daily Gleaner, The Telegraph Journal, and Salon Magazine, and he has also been published in Write Magazine and The Globe and Mail.
Originally from Miramichi, Chuck has served as Director of the Board of Writers Federation of NB and Fredericton’s Literary Festival, WordFeast. He has recently completed his tenure on the national council of The Writers’ Union of Canada.
Chuck loves food, wine, music and travel, all of which play a role in his work. Chuck is married, with two sons. He and his wife Lois live in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
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