Senior writers wanted for Cedric Literary Awards

Unpublished B.C. writers aged 50 and better can submit their work between Feb. 1 and May 1

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Cedric Literary Awards, B.C. writers of a certain age are again being encouraged to submit their unpublished works of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry to this year’s competition.

Unpublished B.C. writers aged 50 and better can submit their work between Feb. 1 and May 1 when the call for submissions will close.

“If last year’s competition is anything to go by, we know this year’s competition will attract a high level of interest in this first-in-Canada writing program,” said Veronica Osborn, Cedric’s executive director.

In its first year, the Cedric Literary Awards received 168 submissions from writers from Pink Mountain to Langley and from Fort St. James to Victoria; each vying for one of the $3,000 prizes awarded in four categories.

In addition to English-speaking writers, the awards program recognizes there are many writers who are writing in French, and wants to encourage more of them to consider entering their work in this year’s competition.  Similarly, the Cedric’s received a number of manuscripts from First Nations writers last year.

Authors interested in taking part in the 2016 Cedric Literary Awards should log on to the website at thecedrics.ca or email Veronica at vosborn@thecedrics.ca.