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Five Questions for Bronwen Wallace winner Jen Neale

Kyle Dupont

  Jen Neale is a 28-year-old Vancouver based writer and winner of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, for her story “Elk-Headed Man”. This particular literary prize boasts a fine track record of uncovering some of the country’s future literary stars. Past winner Alyssa York presented Neale with $5,000 in Toronto on Wednesday. […] More »

Only five days left to enter the Great Canadian Literary Hunt!

hilary beaumont

Only five days remain until the deadline of the Great Canadian Literary Hunt! If you’re like me, you’re intimately familiar with those scarce final minutes. My art teacher back in the day, Cynthia Lewis, lived by the mantra: “Good art takes a long time.” While there were obvious exceptions, there was never good reason to […] More »

How to win This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt

hilary beaumont

The first year we ran the contest was 1996 (that’s the issue cover at right). That year, Toronto writer John Burton won first place in This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Burton’s entry, “Sisters,” was his first-ever published story. It triumphed over some 1,000 other entries. Burton was a virtual nobody in the literary world, […] More »

Meet the judges of the 2010 Great Canadian Literary Hunt

Graham F. Scott

The winners of the 2010 Great Canadian Literary Hunt are now all online for your reading pleasure, and we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to the hard-working judges who read through the entries to select this year’s winners. (Just a reminder that we’ve got a handy megalink to all the winning entries […] More »

Day Two: Answer to win a pair of tickets to Toronto's Images Festival!

Graham F. Scott

As part of our partnership with Toronto’s Images Festival, we’ve got a week of free tickets to give away for festival screenings and other events. Every day this week we’ll have a pair of tickets to give away to some lucky winner, and all you have to do to be that person is correctly answer […] More »

Toronto! We've got Images Festival passes to give away. Enter and win!

Graham F. Scott

This Magazine is pleased to offer, as part of our partnership with Toronto’s Images Festival, a week of free tickets to festival screenings and other events. We’ll be giving away a pair of tickets every day this week, and all you have to do to win is correctly answer our skill-testing question of the day. […] More »

Announcing 2010's bigger and better Great Canadian Literary Hunt!

Graham F. Scott

We’re exceptionally excited to announce the launch of this year’s annual This Magazine tradition, the Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Now in its 14th year, we’re on the trail again of Canada’s best undiscovered poetry, short fiction and — drumroll! — graphic narrative. That’s right, we’ve added a third category to the contest, a visual category […] More »

Toronto: Tell us your favourite Joy Division song to win tickets to Friday's documentary screening!

Graham F. Scott

Our friends at Images Festival have very nicely given us two passes to the screening of Grant Gee’s documentary Joy Division, screening this Friday, February 5, 2010 in Toronto. So, in order to make sure the swag goes to a true JD fan, we’re asking you to leave a comment below naming your favourite Joy […] More »

Friday FTW: A pop-up prorogue poetry project from Mansfield Press

Graham F. Scott

Among the many responses to a prorogued parliament, we’re tickled by this project from a Toronto small press publisher, Mansfield Press — one that co-stars our own Fiction & Poetry editor, Stuart Ross. He, along with Ottawa’s Stephen Brockwell and Mansfield publisher Denis De Klerck, put out a lightning-fast call for poetry about the proroguement […] More »

Dare to be awkward with Geez magazine

This Magazine Staff

Our friends at Geez magazine, the cheeky Winnipeg publication for “the over-churched, out-churched, un-churched and maybe even the un-churchable,” is running a contest that may be of interest. The Daringly Awkward Sermon Contest — “because social change is a bit awkward” — runs until February 28, with the winning entries published in their spring 2009 […] More »