Contest calls for entries from senior authors

Steady flow of submissions by senior authors promises great first year for Cedric Literary Awards.

VICTORIA — The deadline of May 1 for submissions to the 2015 Cedric Literary Awards is fast approaching and organizers of the writing competition are putting out a final call for submissions.

The Cedric Literary Awards is a first-of-its-kind literary awards program in Canada, created specifically to recognize and celebrate unpublished English and French-speaking B.C. writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and First Nations storytellers, age 50 or better.

“We’ve been receiving a steady stream of submissions since we put out the Call for Submission on February 1,” says Executive Director Veronica Osborn, “but we’re hoping for more so that we can have a competition that is truly representative of the talent we know is out there of writers with a lifetime of experience to share.”

The Cedric Literary Awards is a juried competition and a prize of $3,000 will be awarded to each of the category winners, with an additional prize of $3,000 given to a First Nations storyteller.  Details about a gala awards event will be announced later.

“I want The Cedric Literary Awards to be the best writing competition of its kind in Canada,” says Peter Dale, creator of the writing competition.

“Although we’re focused on B.C. writers and storytellers this year, we hope to take this program nationwide next year.”

Authors interested in taking part in this exciting new writing competition should log on to the website at: www.thecedrics.ca or email Veronica Osborn, at vosborn@thecedrics.ca.

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