JL Dianne Churchill Storytelling Award

July 1, 2024
$500 (cash award)

The award is open to New Brunswick emerging resident writers of short stories and poems (5-10 pages). Your submission must be unpublished work in the development stages.

Dianne was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, on November 6, 1972, before making her home in Moncton in 1993. From pilot to VooDoo club manager to teacher to lawyer, Dianne’s resilience, kind ways, and work ethic allowed her to accomplish many things she put her mind to. She was a multi-instrumentalist, playing clarinet in the Codiac Concert Band, a singer, an actress, and a board member of several organizations, including the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick. Dianne’s bright spirit left fond memories in the countless wonderful people she crossed paths with.

Eligible Activities:

  • Mentorships (paying for any costs associated with the mentorship, including a fee for your mentor).
  • Workshop & Lab Intensives (costs related to the workshop, whether in person or online).
  • Artist-in-Residence (costs related to the residency).
  • Memberships (costs associated with joining a writing organization).
  • Educational Material (costs related to the purchase of any educational writing material).
  • Artist Bio.
  • Submission of your unpublished work (Poetry or Short Story).
  • Letter explaining what you will use the award for including costs.
  • Letter from mentor confirming their involvement if applying for mentorship.

NOTE: Formatting sample for poetry submissions: https://www.shunn.net/format/poetry/

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com