The Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award


sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University English Department 

Winning story: $1000

Deadline: June 12, 2017

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The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award, sponsored by the St Jerome’s University English Department

Winning story: $1000

This contest honours distinguished St Jerome’s University lecturer, Peter Hinchcliffe, who was instrumental in founding The New Quarterly and who served for many years as co-editor. His approach to teaching, as well as his personal charm and endearing sense of humour, had an enduring influence on both students and colleagues; this award recognizes Peter’s outstanding contributions to his home department.

Entry & Eligibility Details

  • One $1000 top prize will be awarded for one work of short fiction (no word limit).
  • Entry fee: $40 per piece (includes a 1-year Canadian subscription or renewal to The New Quarterly).
  • Submissions must be unpublished, nor can they have been accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Submissions are accepted online only.
  • Entrants must be Canadian (citizen or resident).
  • Entrants must not have published either a first novel or short story collection.
  • Ensure that the entrant’s name does not appear on the submission document.
  • All entries will be considered for publication in The New Quarterly ($250 paid upon publication).

Please note: Entrants’ anonymity will be preserved throughout the judging process. Decisions will be made by August 31st. Finalists will be notified by email.

Deadline: June 12, 2017

Interviews with past contest winners:

2016: Lisa Alward for “Old Growth”
2015: Sivan Slapak for “Road One”
2014: Alanna Marie Scott for “Maybe the World is Ending”

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