Apply by June 18

Great Canadian Longform is accepting unpublished, long-form journalism by undergraduate students for its first contest. 

At least three selected winners will each receive a $100 cash prize, feedback on the winning piece, as well as assistance with pitching the piece to a Canadian magazine, newspaper or digital outlet. 

GCL, which has been curating long-form journalism since 2018, launched a Patreon in March to help expand its platform and commission original content. 

Each contest submission should be one unpublished piece written for an undergraduate feature writing, creative non-fiction or journalism class taken in 2020-21 at a Canadian post-secondary institution and have a minimum of 2,000 words.

Students who haven’t been published outside of student media or a personal blog at the time of entry are eligible to apply. 

To apply for the contest, email submissions to Rob Csernyik at by June 18 at 11:59 p.m. PST. For more information about the award, visit the Great Canadian Longform website here