Overwhelming response to seniors Cedric Literary Awards

More than 165 writing submissions from B.C. seniors will be judged

VICTORIA (June 15, 2015) – More than 165 writing submissions from B.C. seniors will be judged in the inaugural Cedric Literary Awards.

And, 12 of those submissions have come from Central and Northern Interior.

“The response to our Call for Submissions has far exceeded expectations, in both total number and quality of manuscripts received,” says Executive Director Veronica Osborn.  “Entries to this year’s Cedric Literary Awards range from single poems to full-length novels, and the care and enthusiasm shown by all participants has been truly inspirational.”

The Cedric Literary Awards program has been created specifically to attract unpublished BC English and French-speaking authors of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, and First Nations writers, 50 years of age or better.

While the 2015 submission deadline closed on May 1st, writers across the province will be able to participate again in 2016, when the writing competition will be offered nationally.

“Many participants are telling us that The Cedric Literary Awards is giving mature writers the chance to begin careers that have been a lifetime in the making,” awards founder Peter Dale says. “From Fort St. James to Langley, and from Nanoose to Pink Mountain, BC’s unpublished writers, poets and First Nations story tellers have entrusted us with their manuscripts, in the hope of having their work recognized and earning one of four $3,000 prizes.”

All of the manuscripts will go to the Selection Panel at the end of June 2015, and a shortlist will be announced at the end of September, with the eventual winners announced at a special awards gala in Vancouver on Nov. 10.

For more information about the Cedric Literary Awards go to: www.thecedrics.ca

 

Just Posted

Police chase ends in two arrests

Suspects in stolen truck evade RCMP from Alberta border to Clearwater area

Barriere family airlifted to Vancouver due to carbon monoxide exposure have now returned home

A family of five from Barriere was transported to Vancouver for medical… Continue reading

TNRD renews Dangerous Dogs Contract for area

Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Board of Directors’ meeting of Nov. 22

Milobar wants to see details of NDP’s Clean BC Plan

Jessica Wallace Kamloops This Week Environment advocates call for action from Prime… Continue reading

Sundhu new president of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo New Democrats

Candidate in 2015 will steer the riding association as another candidate is chosen for 2019 federal election campaign

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Canucks score 3 power-play goals in 4-2 win over Oilers

Vancouver sniper Boeser has 6 goals in last 5 games

Microscopic parasite found in Prince Rupert water affecting thousands

More than 12,000 residents affected by the boil water advisory issued Dec. 14

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

Most Read