Click to enter your story, prose, or comic book into the Emerging Writers Contest.

We are proud to present the third annual Fog Lit Emerging Writers Contest for the Greater Saint John area. Fog Lit aims to promote our talented pool of local writers by going beyond the five day festival, and giving everyone an opportunity to share their work.

All winning entries will appear in Fog Lit Journal, Volume 3. Any writer in the area, who has not been traditionally published, is encouraged to enter.

The deadline for submissions is midnight AST January 15th, 2016  









  • Eligibility: Previously published stories are not eligible. Fog Lit defines an emerging writer as someone who does not have a book published (traditionally or e-published). ** All entrants must be residents of Kings County, Saint John County or Charlotte County.
  • Format: Entries submitted via Canada Post or Email must be typed, double spaced on plain white 8.5’ by 11’ paper, in standard fonts such as Times Roman or Arial, size 11 or 12.
  • This is a blind competition. Please do not include your name on any of the pages. Please use the entry form as your cover page. Story pages must contain a page number and the title of your story as a header. Poetry entries must not exceed 100 lines. Short Fiction entries must not exceed 3000 words. Entries will not be returned. LIMIT OF 3 (THREE) ENTRIES PER PERSON. MUST SUBMIT AN ENTRY FORM FOR EACH ENTRY
  • Prizes: 1st Place =$100; 2nd Place =$50; 3rd Place = $25 plus all winning entries will be published in the Fog Lit Journal.
  • How to Enter: Click the “Enter Contest Here” button below to enter the contest online or to learn how to submit you entry via email or Canada Post.
  • Entrance Fee: A $15 fee is required for submissions in the Adult Short Fiction (English), Adult Short Fiction (French), Adult Poetry (English) and Adult Poetry (French) categories. Entrance to all other categories is FREE.