Writers from the entire Kootenay region are invited to enter the 2016 Kootenay Literary Competition in the categories of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. This year’s theme is “waylay,” which is to “stop, interrupt, detain.”
Writers may interpret it in any way they like, and approach it through any of the genre categories. The theme is to be integrated into the creative work at the writer’s discretion. Detailed rules are available on the KLC website (www.kootenayliterarycomp.com). Questions about the competition can be emailed through the website.
Since its beginning as a small competition for Nelson writers, the competition has expanded to cover the entire Kootenay region. KLC aims to support local artists and literacy in the Kootenays.
Cash prizes are awarded for the first and second place entries in each category. Submissions will be judged by a panel of writing professionals, who will provide feedback and suggestions on the winning work. Winners of the KLC win substantial cash prizes and gain recognition at a gala event.
The deadline for submission for this year’s competition is Friday April 29th, 2016.