Categories are listed below. Please read the following instructions for  formatting your entry before submitting.

FORMATTING:

Please do not put your name on your submission. Your name should only appear on your cover letter, as the cover letter is for office use only. This ensures blind judging.

Complete and eligible submissions to prize categories must include the following. (Please keep a copy of the complete online submission for your records.)

The unpublished manuscript containing no personal information, must be formatted as follows:
  • Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format; 
  • 12 pt. font, double-spaced, (except poetry), Times New Roman or Arial, 8.5x11, with at least a one inch margin on all sides (if you are submitting poetry that relies on certain formatting, we suggest submitting as a pdf to ensure nothing shifts);
  • Each page must be numbered in sequence and each page must include the title of the story in the header or footer;
  • The file should include your the title of your piece and the category you are submitting in (ex: MyStory_CNF.doc.)  Please do not submit files that are labelled ‘my manuscript’ or other generic titles.

 A cover letter (for office use) that:

  • Provides your name, permanent address (not summer home or cottage), phone number, and e-mail;
  • Provides a one-paragraph description / biographical note of the entrant, including mention of any previous writing credits, if applicable
  • Copy and paste your cover letter in the text box marked 'Cover Letter'.

Payment by cheque (payable to WFNB and mailed to WFNB PO Box 4528 Rothesay NB E2E 5X2)or Paypal.

  • Narrative nonfiction prose
  • 1,500 to 3,000 words
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize One-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
  • Narrative nonfiction prose
  • 1,500 to 3,000 words
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize; One-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
  • Entry fees: WFNB Members $20; WFNB Non-members $25. Make cheque payable to WFNB and mail to WFNB, PO Box 4528, Rothesay NB E2E 5X2
  • Narrative nonfiction prose
  • 1,500 to 3,000 words
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize WFNB one-year membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$5.00
  • Entrants to must be 13 years -18 years old 
  • For short story–up to 4,000 words; for poem–up to 100 lines
  • Only two submissions per person
  • First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize one year-WFNB membership
  • Entry Fee: $5. Make cheque payable to WFNB and mail to WFNB PO Box 4528 Rothesay NB E2E 5X2
  • Entrants to must be 13 years -18 years old 
  • For short story–up to 4,000 words; for poem–up to 100 lines
  • Only two submissions per person
  • First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third prize one-yer WFNB membership
$20.00
  • Short stories or poems written for young people (up to age 18)
  • Up to 4,500 words
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize WFNB one-year membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$25.00
  • Short stories or poems written for young people (up to age 18)
  • Up to 4,500 words
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
  • Entry Fee: WFNB Members $20; Non-members $25. Make cheque payable to WFNB PO Box 4528 Rothesay NB E2E 5X2.
  • Short stories or poems written for young people (up to age 18)
  • Up to 4,500 words
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$20.00
  • Single poem
  • Up to 100 lines
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$25.00
  • Single poem
  • Up to 100 lines
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
  • Entry fee: WFNB Members $20; Non-members $25. Make cheque payable to WFNB and mail to WFNB PO Box 4528 Rothesay NB E2E 5X2.
  • Single poem
  • Up to 100 lines
  • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$35.00
  • 48 to 96 pages
  • First Prize $350, Second Prize $200, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Individual poems can be previously published, but the manuscript
    must be unpublished.
  • If you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$40.00
  • 48 to 96 pages
  • First Prize $350, Second Prize $200, Third Prize one-year membership WFNB
  • Individual poems can be previously published, but the manuscript
    must be unpublished.
  • If you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
  • Entry fee: WFNB members $35; Non-members $40. Make cheque payable to WFNB and mail to WFNB PO Box 4528 Rothesay NB E2E 5X2.
  • 48 to 96 pages
  • First Prize $350, Second Prize $200, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Individual poems can be previously published, but the manuscript
    must be unpublished.
  • If you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$20.00
  • Single story
  • 2,000 to 4,000 words
  • First Prize $250, Second Prize $150, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$25.00
  • Single story
  • 2,000 to 4,000 words
  • First Prize $250, Second Prize $150, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
  • Entry fees: WFNB Members $20; WFNB Non-members $25. Make cheque payable to WFNB and mail to WFNB, PO Box 4528, Rothesay NB E2E 5X2
  • Single story
  • 2,000 to 4,000 words
  • First Prize $250, Second Prize $150, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Entries must be original and not have been submitted recently for publication, accepted for publication, or previously published in magazines, online magazines, other online publications, or in self-published works. However, if you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
  • Story collection, novella, or novel extract
  • 15,000 to 30,000 words
  • First Prize $400, Second Prize $200, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Individual stories can be previously published, but a novella or novel extract must be unpublished
  • If you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
$40.00
  • Story collection, novella, or novel extract
  • 15,000 to 30,000 words
  • First Prize $400, Second Prize $200, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Individual stories can be previously published, but a novella or novel extract must be unpublished
  • If you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April. 
  • Entry fee: WFNB Members $35; Non-members $40. Make cheque payable to WFNB PO Box 4528 Rothesay NB E2E 5X2.
  •  Story collection, novella, or novel extract
  • 15,000 to 30,000 words
  • First Prize $400, Second Prize $200, Third Prize one-year WFNB membership
  • Individual stories can be previously published, but a novella or novel extract must be unpublished
  • If you submitted your entry in the past for publication, and it was rejected, you can submit that entry.
  • You CAN submit your entry to other competitions at the same time as you submit your entry to the WFNB competition. You also can submit something that you submitted in the past to other competitions, as long as you did not win or place for that entry.
  • Once you submit your entry to the WFNB competition, you cannot submit it anywhere else for publication until the WFNB competition winners are announced in mid- to late April.