Fiction and poetry contest held

The deadline for the Penticton Writers and Publishers 2014 Clem Battye Legacy Award Contest is at the end of this month.

The deadline for the Penticton Writers and Publishers 2014 Clem Battye Legacy Award Contest is at the end of this month.

The 2014 Clem Battye Legacy Award Contest is organized by the Penticton Writers and Publishers and is open to writers of short fiction and poetry.

Manuscripts must be printed on white paper, double spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with page numbers. The author’s name should not appear on the work.

A hard copy of the submission, along with a cover page listing the author’s name, address, email and telephone number, should be sent to The Clem Battye Legacy Award Writing Contest, 4011 Finnerty Rd., Penticton, B.C. V2A 8W2.

An email copy of the entry should be sent to yasie1@shaw.ca for blind judging.

There are categories for short fiction of five double-spaced pages or up to five poems, double spaced with one poem per page. The prize in each category is $200.

Entrants should include a large nine- by 13-inch self-addressed stamped envelope for judges’ critiques and a return of the entry.

The entry fee for each submission is $15, payable to PWAP Clem Battye Contest.

The deadline for entries is July 31. Winners will be announced Aug. 29. The winners’ entries will be published with the writer’s photo and bio at penwriters.com.