Does your pen ache for the written word? Has your vintage typewriter fallen victim to neglect? Is the yawning void of an empty Word document causing you stress? If so, it’s time for you to make a change. It’s time . . . for the Martlet’s annual writing contest.

Usually this is just a fiction contest, but this year — 2017 — we’re opening things up to include creative non-fiction submissions as well!

All submissions must be sent to (with ‘WRITING CONTEST’ in the subject line) by July 2nd, 11:59 p.m. PST.

Stories can be up 2000 words maximum (1000 minimum), and must not have been previously published. Submissions are open to UVic students only, one story per entrant.

Writers who graduated from UVic in June 2017 will be considered for entry, but preference will be given to current students.

The winner, as determined by a panel of judges, will be given a centrefold spread in our August issue, and will also receive a splendid prize for their efforts. Select runners-up, as determined by that same panel of judges, will also be published online. Good luck!