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 fiction contest.

All submissions must be sent to (with ‘FICTION’ in the subject line) by July 24, 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.

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. Good luck!