Start the Revolution

Wordsmiths, uncap your inkwells and sharpen your quills: The Kootenay Literacy Competition is open.

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000206 EndHTML:0000007290 StartFragment:0000002867 EndFragment:0000007254 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/Cranbrook_Server/Stories/1-09:07:12%20stories/klc_for_valley.txtIt’s time for a revolution in writing! The Kootenay Literary Competition and its youth division, the Kootenay Youth Creative Writing Competition, is now open.

This popular annual writing event is open to all writers in the entire Kootenay region. For adults, this year’s theme is “revolution” and should be explored in their original work. Adults may enter in three categories: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

For youth, Grades 7-9 must use the words “riddle”, “domino” and any form of the verb “to skulk”, somewhere in their work; Grades 10-12 must use the phrase “there was only one thing to do” somewhere in their work.

2012 will be the most exciting year yet, with larger cash prizes, lower entry fees, publication in the KLC anthology for all winners, writing workshops, a draw prize for emerging writers, and a special bonus prize for all youth winners. Our annual awards ceremony and celebration will feature winner’s readings, free desserts, and a very special guest performer and speaker – spoken word poet Sheri-D Wilson.

The full judge list for 2012 has not been confirmed but the KLC committee is thrilled to announce that Fred Wah, Canada’s Poet Laureate, will be judging the adult poetry category and the 2012 One Book One Kootenay winner, Rita Moir, will return to judge the adult Creative Non-Fiction category.

Prizes range from $100 up to $500 depending on the category. There will also be a draw prize for a $100 bookstore gift certificate for all adult emerging writers.

As a bonus, this year, all youth winners will be eligible to attend a weekend youth creative writing workshop, to be held in Nelson, BC, in the spring of 2013 (details to be announced). This prize also includes meals and two nights acommodation for the winners, and one parent or legal guardian, at the Hume Hotel.

Competition Details

The 2012 Entry Fees are as follows:

$25 for each submission in the Adult competition (3 Categories)

$10 for each submission in the Youth competition (2 Age Categories)

Full information, rules, category descriptions, details, entry and payment is available on our website www.kootenaylitcomp.com  For up to the minute announcements, writers can sign up for our email newsletter. KLC can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter @Kootenaylitcomp.

Submissions

Maximum 3,000 words in the adult competition and 2,500 in the youth competition, 40 lines maximum for poetry.  Entry  is through our online form and payment through our secure Paypal account. Visit the rules page on our website for full details.

Writers may submit in more than one category but each submission must be accompanied by a separate entry form and fee. All submissions must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on November 10th, 2012.

For complete information on the competition, entry forms, entry fees, and how to submit, visit the KLC website www.kootenaylitcomp.com or email admin@kootenaylitcomp.com.

Winners in each of the categories will be announced at the KLC Awards Ceremony and Celebration is January 18, 2013.

Submitted by

the Nelson Writers Society and the

Kootenay Literary Competition Committee

Just Posted

Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club gets new fully-functioning kitchen

Tim Matwey launches new kitchen at the Youthwise Eco Centre

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over pollution from Elk Valley mines

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150, 15lb fish in the past several months.

Photos: 2019 Sam Steel Days sports

Another eventful Sam Steele Days has come and gone, but the photos… Continue reading

BC Summer Reading Club 2019: Imagine the Possibilities

Cranbrook Public Library invites kids and teens of all ages to join the 2019 BC Summer Reading Club.

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

News and Notes from the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby Barry Strauss looks at the four centuries of the Roman… Continue reading

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Police investigating fatal collision near Grave Lake

Grave Lake is located approximately halfway between Sparwood and Elkford

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

B.C.’s measles vaccination program gains traction in May

More than 15,000 doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered across the province

B.C. farmers concerned Agricultural Land Reserve changes choking their livelihood

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting hosted on Vancouver Island

Most Read