Grit Uplifted Magazine – issue #4: CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST deadline extended to April 22nd!

grit magazine logoThe Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group, in partnership with the London InterCommunity Health Centre and the London Homelessness Outreach Network and with the generous contributions of the London & Area Food Bank, is hosting a creative writing contest open to all residents of the City of London as part of the fourth issue of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine due out spring/summer 2013.

Creative writing and visual art submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Creative Writing Contest Submissions
    – must address the subject of poverty and homelessness
    – can be written in any genre (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essay, etc.)
    – must be no more than 1 page typed or no more than 1 page legibly handwritten
    – must be original and unpublished
    – can be submitted via email to or dropped off in person to Kelly McConnell c/o Megan Cornwell at the London InterCommunity Health Centre, 659 Dundas Street, London.
    -> A panel of judges comprised of the Grit Uplifted program facilitators and several local authors/community activitists will be selecting the winning entry, as well as all other submissions to be included in the magazine. The winning submission will also be placed on long-term display on the exterior of London InterCommunity Health Centre, and the author will receive a poster-sized copy of their winning piece.
    -> Submissions not selected for the magazine will still be considered for publication on the Grit Uplifted website (
  • Art pieces (photographs, sketches, paintings etc.) must be submitted in electronic form and can be emailed to Alternative arrangements can be made, if necessary, in order for us to obtain a copy of the artwork by contacting Kelly McConnell at

All submissions must include:

  1. Title
  2. Writer/artist’s name
  3. Name under which he/she wants the submission to be published
  4. Brief biographical statement about him/herself (optional)
  5. Photograph of him/herself to be published with his/her work in the magazine (optional)
  6. Contact information, if applicable, for use by the organizers of the publication only
  7. Completed consent form (available on by selecting “Submit Writing” or “Submit Picture” from the menu at the top)

Deadline for submissions: Monday April 22, 2013

Please click on the following link for a copy of the official Call for Submissions poster, which includes the details listed above, and feel free to share it with friends, family, clients, and fellow writers in the city:

Call for Submissions poster



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