Writing Contests and Opportunities


Want to be published? Do you write poetry or short stories? Here are your opportunities!

Queen Elizabeth II is a supporter and advocate for preservation and renewal in plants and gardens, launching initiatives such as the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy and, more recently, the Queen’s Green Canopy. Can Geo Education is taking the Queen’s love of nature as inspiration and asking Canadian classrooms to head out into their own communities to discover and learn about native plants to win some great prizes. They are giving out 70 prizes to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee! Runs from April 1 – May 31.

New Cowichan Valley poetry and spoken word competition in memory of Michael Coleman, a prominent member and former mayor of Duncan. Money to be won! Cowichan Foundation is sponsoring this event.



 CBC’s short story contest




Polar Expressions Publishing has poetry and short story contests open.


Young Writers of Canada – check out the contests available each year!

Contestants are challenged to submit a poster, essay and/or poem on the theme of Canadian Remembrance. Due dates are usually around November 11th each year for submissions.