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PFN – Askew’s Word on the Lake Writing Contest

January 31

$15

Whether you’re an established or emerging writer, the Askew’s Word on the Lake Writing Contest has a place for you. Part of the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival in Salmon Arm, BC, the contest is open to submissions in short fiction (1,200 to 1,500 words), nonfiction (1,200 to 1,500 words), and poetry (up to three poems of one page each).

The contest submission period opens on January 3, 2022, and submissions can be emailed up to midnight Pacific time, January 31, 2022.

  • If you’ve submitted to the contest in past years, please note this year’s earlier submission period and deadline!

The First Place winner in each category receives a $150 cash prize, a 2022 festival registration package (approximately a $200 value), and a $40 voucher for meals at this year’s festival venue, Sorrento Centre retreat and conference centre.

The Second Place winner in each category receives a $75 cash prize, plus a $40 voucher for meals at Sorrento Centre during this year’s festival.

The Honourable Mention winner in each category receives a $50 cash prize, plus a $40 voucher for meals at Sorrento Centre during this year’s festival.

All winners will be listed on the festival website, and will have their winning entries published in the 2022 edition of the Askew’s Word on the Lake Anthology. Everyone who enters the contest will receive a copy of the anthology in ebook format (epub, mobi, and PDF), and each contest winner also receives the anthology in print. The 2022 anthology and the anthologies from previous years will be available at the festival and online. You can also check out previous years’ anthologies here.)

Each entry to the contest has a $15 Canadian entry fee, one hundred percent of which goes directly to supporting the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival.

Full contest rules and guidelines are available for download. For more information on the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, click here.

Any queries about the contest should be directed to contest.saow@gmail.com with ‘Writing Contest Questions’ in the subject line of your email.

Details

Date:
January 31
Cost:
$15
Event Category:
https://wordonthelakewritersfestival.com/saw/2022-writing-contest/

Venue

Shuswap Association of Writers

Organizer

Shuswap Association of Writers
Email:
https://wordonthelakewritersfestival.com/saw/2022-writing-contest/