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Put pens to paper for Shuswap writing contest

Askew’s Foods’ Word on the Lake Writing Contest is now open. It closes at midnight on Feb.28, 2018.

Contestants may submit original unpublished works in the following categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

First place winners will receive a cash prize of $150, a 2018 festival package including a Saturday night award ceremony ticket, and their submission will be published in the Askews’ Foods’ Word on the Lake Anthology, which will be available at the festival and through Bookingham Palace Books, located in the Mall at Piccadilly.

Winners will be contacted prior to the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, which takes place May 11 to 13, 2018 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Okanagan College, May 11 to 13, 2018, and will be recognized at the Saturday night festivities.

For further details, including submission guidelines and information about the festival, go to www.shuswapassociationofwriters.ca

Shuswap Association of Writers wishes to acknowledge the support of Askew’s Foods, who through their sponsorship, made this writing contest possible.

Mary-Lou McCausland, Writing Contest Co-coordinator, 778-489-3331 or email: contest.saow@gmail.com.

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