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Deadline Extended for the Fourth Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction

By Lesley Choyce
Publish date: March 22, 2021

Pottersfield Press is once again looking for submissions from writers who can provide a manuscript of 30,000 to 150,000 words in any of the following categories: history, memoir, autobiography, biography, literary journalism, political or social commentary, travel writing or virtually any existing or new category that uses the nonfiction medium to tell a story or put forward an idea. 

The winner of the Third Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction is Emily Taylor Smith of Dartmouth for No Thanks, I Want to Walk: Two Months on Foot Around New Brunswick and the Gaspé.

Second prize goes to Luc Desroches of Dieppe, New Brunswick for his most timely manuscript, Working From Home for a Harmonious Life. Both books are now published and available.

This year’s First Prize winner will receive a contract for the publication of the winning book along with a $1,500 advance on 10 percent royalty for all sales. The Second Prize winner will also see the publication of the book and a $1,000 advance on 10 percent royalties. 

The deadline is now April 30, 2021.

Writers may submit manuscripts electronically as a double spaced basic Word document to pottersfieldcreative@gmail.com, and include on the title page a name, mailing address and email address.

The entry fee of $25 (includes HST) can be paid (after submitting the manuscript) by Interac Transfer to pottersfieldcreative@gmail.com or by cheque to Pottersfield Press, mailed to 248 Leslie Rd. East Lawrencetown, NS,  B2Z 1T4, Canada. 

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Lesley Choyce

Lesley Choyce is the author of 100 books. He runs Pottersfield Press and has been teaching English and Creative Writing at Dalhousie for over thirty years. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Ann Connor Brimer Award and has been shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal and the Governor General's Award.

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