Sooke Arts Council seeks submissions for book project

As an artist or writer, there is no better feeling than seeing your work published.

The Sooke Arts Council is offering an opportunity for artists and authors in the community to do that, by making a book that features local art and writing.

“It’s an anthology of local art and writing,” said Sooke artist Linda Gordan, who is making the book with Deb Clay.

“We of course favoured members of the council, who had first dibs to enter their work, but now we have some pages available and want to open it up to everyone.”

There are about 10 pages left available, and it costs $25 per submission to the book.

“It only costs you money if your submission is selected though, and all the work goes through a jury. If your piece is not selected you will be refunded,” said Gordon.

Everyone whose work is published will receive a copy of the book.

“There will also be a 50 word biography of every artist and author,” said Gordon. “It’s a great opportunity for people to have their work seen, or at the very least, it’s a nice keepsake.”

The book will be distributed at local outlets around Sooke, and Gordon hopes it will serve as a fundraiser for the arts council.

Those interested in submitting their work can fill out the application form online at

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