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New Contest Helps Launch BookFest Windsor’s Second Decade

BookFest Windsor, a respected international literary festival, celebrates its second decade by launching BFW Bound, a new contest for emerging writers 18+.

BFW Bound
BFW Bound
PRLog - Sep. 6, 2012 - WINDSOR, Canada -- September 7th, Windsor, Ontario—BookFest Windsor, a top Canadian literary festival according to Canadian Geographic (September 2012), kicks off its second decade with a new writing contest, BFW Bound. “BookFest Windsor has held a successful children’s poetry contest for several years,” says Lenore Langs, Chair of the BookFest Windsor Committee. “BFW Bound gives university students and emerging adult writers a chance to participate directly in the festival.”

“BFW Bound is looking for new voices in writing throughout the Lake Erie region,” says BFW Bound Coordinator Kim Hutchinson. “We’re celebrating a new form of writing that’s become very popular online, as well as more traditional forms of writing.” BFW Bound will accept micro-fiction, micro creative non-fiction and poetry entries. Micro-fiction and micro creative non-fiction, a new media form of storytelling, are becoming staples of many respected online literary journals.

BFW Bound Contest Highlights:

From September 10th to October 5th, send entries in the body of an email to bfwbound@bookfestwindsor.com.

English-language entries of micro-fiction/creative non-fiction up to 250 words and poetry of up to 30 lines (including blanks) are eligible.

Finalists will compete in a live reading at Phog Lounge in downtown Windsor, Ontario, on October 20th.

The top three finalists will open BookFest Windsor 2012 from the stage at The Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre in downtown Windsor on October 25th. Winners must be available for both events.

Top winner will also received complete set up and three printed copies of a self-publishing project from Windsor Public Library Self Publishing Unit.

See www.bookfestwindsor.com for complete rules, BookFest Windsor 2012 schedule information and online ticket information.

For festival updates and other information, like us at facebook.com/BookFestWindsor and follow @BookFestWindsor on Twitter.


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