Do you long to see the stories you’ve toiled over published, and maybe be the recipient of some fabulous prizes? You’re in luck — the Martlet Summer Writing Contest is back!

Just a few quick rules:

  1. Stories must be unpublished, original works of either fiction or creative non-fiction and within 1000 – 2000 words.
  2. All submissions must be submitted on or before July 20 at 11:59 PST to with “WRITING CONTEST” in the subject line, with either “FICTION” or “NONFICTION.”
  3. This contest is open to UVic students only, and only one story is permitted per entrant. Writers who graduate in June 2019 will be considered for entry, but preference will be given to current students.

Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by a panel of judges, and the winner will receive a centrefold spread of their work in our August issue along with $50. Two runners-up will be published online, on the Martlet’s (new and improved!) website.

We look forward to reading your pieces — thanks to all contestants for your hard work, and good luck!