This Friday, June 15 is the deadline for submissions for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards, with a category each for magazine and book publications. There is a $2000 prize for the magazine writer competition and $5000 for book writers. The competition rewards freelance work with a social-justice angle.
For magazine articles, the applicant must be working on completion for publication of a contracted English language magazine article (non-fiction) or have published the article in the first six months of the year of the competition they are applying for (e.g. between January 1 and June 30, 2010 when applying for the 2010 award). Any magazine article published after June 30 must meet the criteria for a magazine article in the process of being readied for publication.
Originally a Calgary prize, the award is now open to all Canadian freelance writers. Previous winners include National Magazine Award laureates Deborah Campbell, Gordon Laird and Marcello Di Cintio.