Short stories, poems sought for contest

The Penticton Writers and Publishers group is calling for entries  to  the 2014 Clem Battye Legacy Award contest, a creative writing contest open to emerging writers of short fiction and poetry.

Manuscript must be printed on white paper, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with page numbers.

A blind judging process will be used, so the author’s name should not appear on the work. Rather, enclose a separate cover page listing author’s name, address, and phone number. A hard copy should be sent to the address below as well as e-mailed to yasiel@shaw.ca.

Short fiction (five pages) and/or five poems (one poem per page) are to be entered with a large (9x13) self-addressed stamp envelope for judges’ critiques and return of your entry. Please attach correct postage for envelope size.

The entry fee is $10 per submission and writers can enter as often as they like as long as there is a fee for each entry. The deadline for this year’s entries is July 31. Winners for the two categories, Best Short Fiction and Best Poems, will be announced Aug. 29; a single prize of $200 will be awarded in each category.

Winners’ entries will be published with the author’s photo and bio on the PWAP website (www.penwriters.com).

An entry fee — via a money order, bank draft, or certified cheque -— must be included with all submissions. Please make payable to PWAP Clem Battye Contest. Send entries and fees to: The Clem Battye Legacy Award Writing Contest 4011 Finnerty Rd., Penticton, B.C. V2A 8W2.


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