Tenth Edition

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
August 14 to 16, 2020
Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta
August 14 to 16, 2020
There are
79 days
The Tenth Annual Edition of When Words Collide

Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest

The contest has been cancelled for this year. See you next year!

Open to all attendees of When Words Collide 2020

You are invited to submit your original, unpublished written works of fiction in any genre to the 2020 Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest, In Places Between. There is no entry fee, but entrants must be passholders for the When Words Collide Festival.

Full details are available at https://ipbcontest.weebly.com/.

Contest Rules and Requirements

Please email all submissions to ipb.contest@gmail.com

Stories are judged on a combination of factors, including professional presentation, originality, ingenuity, entertainment factor, character, plot, spelling, grammar, and other authorial skills.

Prizes ($CDN)

$125.00 – First Place

$100.00 – Second place

$75.00 – Third place

$25.00 – Honorable mentions (7)

The top ten stories will be printed in the annual In Places Between book. A copy of this publication will be provided to each of the top ten authors.


When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, children's books, and poetry. Would you like to know more?


Registration is closed.

No banquet tickets left

The current adult passholder rate is $50 CAD. Prices will increase on August 1st. You can register online, use our registration form or, in Calgary, stop in at The Sentry Box at 1835 - 10th Avenue SW to purchase your pass.

If we are sold out in advance, passes will not be available at the door.

News and Notes

View Newsletters

Contact Us


When Words Collide,
c/o The Sentry Box,
1835 - 10th Avenue SW,
Calgary, Alberta,
T3C 0K2, Canada.

WWC on Facebook
WWC on YouTube
WWC on Twitter

Mailing List Subscription

* indicates required

Last modified: 2020 May 17 08:41

GNU Sir Terry Pratchett