Rhubarb Taboo Literary Contest

DEADLINE  March 1, 2013

Rhubarb announces the expansion of the Money literary contest to include all taboos with up to $1,500 in prize money, open to anyone (Mennonites and non), with $30 and a stamp to send it. Future Rhubarb taboo themes are Sex, and Power & Politics. Entries related to Rhubarb taboo themes will be considered for publication, but all writing about taboos are eligible for the contest.

There will be up to three $500 prizes, one each in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and publication in the Rhubarb’s Power & Politics issue of next summer.  Honourable mentions will also be published and receive the standard $50 payment for publication. All entrants will receive a subscription to Rhubarb magazine. Prizes may not be awarded in all categories at the discretion of the judges.

The judges: Fiction –  Armin Wiebe,  Non-Fiction – Andreas Schroeder,  Poetry – Lorna Crozier.

The entry fee is $30. Three poems of up to 30 lines can be submitted as one poetry entry, fiction and non-fiction are limited to one submission with a maximum of 2,500 words. Money literary contest entrants please note, you entries continue to be eligible, and your entry fee is good for another submission on another taboo if you want to send one. 

Entry Details

Please provide all contact information, including your name address and email on a cover sheet, without your name appearing on the entry itself. Submissions will be accepted by email and surface mail. Email entries won’t be logged until a cheque for $30 arrives in the mail. Please address surface mail entries and cheques payable to “The Mennonite Literary Society” to:

The Mennonite Literary Society
Rhubarb Taboo Contest,
606-100 Arthur Street,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3.

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