Story Starters Contest

5th Annual Story Starters Contest

The Ontario Writers’ Conference celebrates a commitment to art of all sorts. Once again, we’re very excited to include visual arts into the conference with the second year of our Story Starters contest.

On the first of each month, our website will feature an extraordinary work by a local artist and we invite you to enter a piece of writing inspired by that work.

How It Works:

Taking inspiration from the picture below, write a short piece (100 words maximum) and post it in the comment section of the entry page (not this page!). It can be any form or writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Anyone may enter this contest. You may enter as often as you like. There is no submission fee. English entries only please.

The top ten entries for each month will be sent to our final-round judge, Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar, who will select a top 3 for each piece of art. The top three entries per month will be announced for final voting at OWC Festival of Authors in Spring 2017. Each winner will be awarded a prize (TBA).

Deadline: the last day of the month that the artwork is featured.

Questions? Just send us an email. Thank you and good luck!

February Story Starter is now underway…



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