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The Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize is now open for submissions!

The 2012 Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize is now open for submissions.

Designed to encourage new writers on contemporary art, this annual juried prize provides a $3,000 award and feature-story commission to its winner, while two runners-up each receive recognition in Canadian Art and a $1,000 award.

To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age or older and may have published no more than three feature-length (a feature being 1,500 words or more) pieces of writing in national or international magazines.

To apply, please submit one 1,500-word example of art writing and a 100-word biographical sketch. Applications must be received at the Canadian Art offices by June 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Submissions must be in English. Translations are accepted.

Submissions must be sent by mail only. Fax and email submissions will not be accepted.

Send four (4) copies of one (1) writing sample and bio to:

Attention: Canadian Art Writing Prize
Canadian Art Foundation
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 320
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

Winners will be notified by July 20, 2012.

For information about past winners and jury members, visit

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