Our Annual Writing Contest is now generously sponsored by

SIDES Distributed Learning







We are always impressed by the volume and quality of the work submitted to the Annual Contest. Thank you for your participation and keep those submissions coming!

Please note: continue to submit short fiction, short plays and graphic art to the Claremont Review, but keep them separate from Annual Contest entries. Good luck and keep writing!



* The entry fee is $20.00 for up to 3 poems or 1 story.



We would like to suggest that you get a head start on your planning by reading the winners from previous fall issues. That way you will have a better idea of what we are looking for.



There is a total of $2000.00 in prizes available, with winners selected in both categories as follows:


First Place...........$500.00

Second Place......$300.00

Third Place..........$200.00


All winners and honourable mentions will be published in the Fall issue of the Claremont Review, receive one perfect bound copy of that issue and receive $10.00 per published page.

All contest entries will be considered for publication regardless of contest results.



Your entry fee allows you to enter:

  • up to three poems, each on a separate sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper.

Please do not put your name on the poems themselves.



Your entry fee allows you to enter:

  • up to three postcard stories (maximum 500 words apiece, double-spaced), each on a separate sheet of 8.5x11 paper, OR
  • one longer story (maximum 5000 words, double-spaced)

Give us stories that reveal something about the human condition. Traditional or experimental. Your name should not appear anywhere on the story itself. Be prepared to send us a copy of your story electronically if it is accepted.






Please send:

Please print off the Contest Submission Requirements Check List to be sure you have included all information and then mail your entry, postmarked by the deadline date, to the following address:


Annual Writing Contest

the Claremont Review

Suite 101-1581-H Hillside Avenue

Victoria, B.C. V8T 2C1


(Important Note: Please don't forget the "H" in the address or we won't receive your submissions)