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For every piece of writing you submit (you can submit as many as you wish), your name is added to a draw to win fabulous prizes.


  • Poetry – up to 4 pages, any style
  • Short Stories – one story up to 8 pages
  • Reminiscences – up to 8 pages
  • Author’s Choice – up to 8 pages in another style

Submission Guidelines

Submit your entry by Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024, in one of the following categories:

Poetry: up to four pages of poetry in any style and on any theme
Short Story: one story up to eight pages on any theme
Reminiscence: up to eight pages on any theme
Other: up to eight pages in another style on any topic

  • You may only submit writing that you have not submitted to us in a previous year.
  • Put your name on each entry, as well as the title of the work and the category of writing (poem, short story, reminiscence, other).
  • Writers retain copyright over their own writing, but entries will not be returned.
  • Print entries must be typed and double-spaced.
  • You may enter as many times as you want in as many categories as you want.

Print entries must be submitted in a sealed envelope, along with a completed registration form (the reverse side of this page) that must include the title of each entry (up to three titles on each registration form). Please address the envelope to Programming & Creative Spaces and drop it off at any Saskatoon Public Library location, or mail it to:

Programming & Creative Spaces
Saskatoon Public Library
311 – 23rd St E
Saskatoon SK S7K 0J6

Submission Form

Access a printable copy of our submission form here or pick up a copy at any of our locations beginning Mar 1.


Mar 1 – Apr 30

Your writing can be submitted starting Mar 1. Submission(s) are due by 5 pm on Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024. Feel free to drop off your submission in person at any of our locations, submit using the online form on this page (coming soon), or mail it to:

Programming & Creative Spaces
Saskatoon Public Library
311 – 23rd St E
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 0J6