Story Starters Contest

Moose Factory Story Starters Contest

The Ontario Writers’ Conference celebrates a commitment to art of all sorts.

Unless you live north of Timmins, you’ve probably never heard of Moose Factory. Moose Factory is the oldest English-speaking settlement in the Province of Ontario, Canada, established by the Hudson Bay Company as its first trading outpost.

At the beginning of 2017, the OWC was approached by the MoCreebec Eeyoud Council in Moose Factory with a proposal to promote creative writing and storytelling initiatives for Canada 150 and Ontario 150. There is a rich history of storytelling in the area, whether it be through art, song, dance, photography or other media, and we at the OWC are working with the MoCreebec Eeyoud Council to encourage storytelling through the medium of writing.

To celebrate this special sesquicentennial year, and with kind permission of the Hudson Bay Company and the Moose Factory Photography Class, the OWC is running a very special version of our Story Starters contest this summer, featuring photographs, both modern and historic, from the Moose Factory area. Each photograph will feature a short blurb about the organization providing the photo and, where possible, the name of the photographer. 

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.

Finalists and Winners will be determined by judges selected by the OWC and MoCreebec Eeyoud Council and will be announced later this summer.

Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 

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


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