Calling all senior writers

B.C. writers ages 50 and up are invited to submit their unpublished works to the Cedric Literary Awards

  • Apr. 20, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Cedric Literary Awards, B.C. writers ages 50 and up are once again invited to submit their unpublished works of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry to the competition.

The call for submission is open now until May 1.

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.

“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, Cedrics executive director.

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 Cedrics received a number of manuscripts from First Nations writers last year; more will be welcome in 2016.

“We are changing the landscape of literary awards programs in Canada by providing a unique platform to recognize and reward unpublished English and French-speaking authors of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, and First Nations writers, age 50 and better,” said Peter Dale, Cedrics founder.

For more information, visit www.thecedrics.ca or email Veronica at vosborn@thecedrics.ca.