News: Unleaded Literary Awards

2015-10-01 22:44:PM ago by paul.zits

filling Station's 1st Annual Contest

filling Station 1st Annual Unleaded Literary Awards


$2, 000 in prizes across 4 categories (+ pubication*)

Deadline for entries: Postmarked (or submit via Submittable)

November 30th, 2015. December 7th, 2015


Contest Guidelines:



Supreme (1st Place): $500 + publication 

Plus (2nd Place) + Regular (3rd Place): publication



Supreme (1st Place): $500 + publication

Plus (2nd Place) + Regular (3rd Place): publication



Supreme (1st Place): $500 + publication 

Plus (2nd Place) + Regular (3rd Place): publication



Supreme (1st Place): $500 + publication

Plus (2nd Place) + Regular (3rd Place): publication


You may send a cheque or money order along with your submission

(cheque/money order made payable to filling Station Publications Society)

or submit your entry and payment online at the link below.


All entries MUST be previously unpublished and not currently under consideration

in any other contest or competition. Entries will NOT be returned. Results of the competition

will be posted on our website, prior to publication in our first issue of 2016.


All entrants will receive a one-year subscription or renewal extension to filling Station.


Submit here:

(Please include Unleaded Literary Awards in the subject line).


Submit payment here:


OR send entries and payment to:


filling Station Publications Society

Box 22135

Bankers Hall RPO

Calgary AB  T2P 4J5





Poetry — Christian Bök

Christian Bök is the author not only of Crystallography (1994), a pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, but also of Eunoia (2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. Bök is currently working on a project, entitled The Xenotext (which involves the creation of “living poetry,” through the encipherment of a text into the genome of a bacterium). Bök teaches English at the University of Calgary.


Non Fiction — Shelley Youngblut


Fiction — Sharon Proulx-Turner

Sharron Proulx-Turner is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, originally from the Ottawa River Valley Métis. She’s a two-spirit nokomis, mom, writer and community worker. Where the Rivers Join (1995), a memoir (Beckylane), was a finalist for the Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction. what the auntys say (2002), was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Prize for first book of poetry, and she is reading her blanket with her hands (2008) was shortlisted for the Governor General Award. She has two additional books, she walks for days/ inside a thousand eyes/ a two-spirit story (2008) and the trees are still bending south (2012). One Bead at a Time (as told by Lakota Elder Beverly Little Thunder) will be released in Spring, 2015 by Inanna Publications, York University, Toronto. Sharron is published in several anthologies, journals and magazines. 


Art — Amy Dryer

Photo Credit: Lazy Poet Creative

Amy Dryer attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) and the Fine Art program at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2014, she was the among The Top 40 Under 40 Recipients chosen by Avenue Magazine, and in 2008, she was on the cover of Avenue Magazine as ‘Calgary’s Best.’ She has been featured as a ‘Profiled Artist’ in both Essential Magazine and Galleries West Magazine. She completed an artist residency at Emma Lake Saskatchewan in 2009 and at the Banff Centre in 2013. Amy’s paintings are in a number of collections throughout Canada, and the US, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts public art collection. Amy is based in Calgary, AB.


ENTRY FEE** (non-refundable)

$25 CAD for residents of Canada
$30 USD for residents of the USA
$35 USD for entries from elsewhere


* Contest winners and runners-up will have

   their work published in our first issue of 2016.

**$15 for each additional entry. 

N.B.: filling Station reserves the right to NOT award 

   in any one or all categories

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