Contest open to creative writers

Penticton Writers and Publishers are holding the 2013 Clem Battye Legacy Award Contest.

Penticton Writers and Publishers are holding the 2013 Clem Battye Legacy Award Contest.

The creative writing contest is 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. The author’s name should not appear on the work.

Please enclose a separate cover page listing author’s name, address, and phone number as blind judging is in effect.

Short fiction (five pages) or five poems (one poem per page) are to be entered with a large (9×13) self-addressed stamped 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 30.  There will only be one winner in each category and they will  be announced Aug. 31.

Winning entries will be published, with the author’s or poet’s photo and bio, on the PWAP website (www.penwriters.com). A cheque or money order to cover the fee must be included with all entries and made payable to PWAP Clem Battye Contest.

The prize for Best Short Fiction (five pages)  is $100. For Best Poems (five pages) it is also $100. Send entries and fees to:

The Clem Battye Legacy Award

Writing Contest

4011 Finnerty Rd.,

Penticton, B.C. V2A 8W2.