New contest announced for storytellers aged 50-plus

formal Call for Submissions from previously unpublished British Columbian authors and First Nations storytellers, age 50 or better.

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Cedric Literary Awards

 

February 1st marked the official start of The 2015 Cedric Literary Awards, with a formal Call for Submissions from previously unpublished British Columbian authors and First Nations storytellers, age 50 or better.

The Cedric Literary Awards is a first-of-its-kind literary awards program in Canada, created specifically to recognize unpublished B.C. writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and First Nations storytelling.

The Awards’ founder, Dr. Peter Dale, says: “As the creator of The Cedric Literary Awards, I encourage all unpublished B.C. writers in the 50-plus demographic to dust off manuscripts that may have been languishing on bookshelves for far too long. The time has finally come to showcase those literary gems.”

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts starting February 1st, and the deadline for receipt of submissions is May 1st, 2015.

Once all of the submissions are in, they will be forwarded to an independent selection panel made up of members who are recognized in BC and beyond in the fields of writing and publishing.

Awards Executive Director Veronica Osborn says: “The formal Call for Submissions marks an important milestone in the evolution of The Cedric Literary Awards, and we look forward to receiving a positive response to our call from writers across British Columbia.  I’m encouraging all writers who want to submit their work to carefully read the competition guidelines and follow the submissions instructions posted on our website at www.thecedrics.ca to see if you might qualify.”

Submissions must be post-marked no later than May 1st, 2015.

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