Contest seeks writers’ best work

The Shuswap Association of Writers’ 11th annual Word on the Lake festival is announcing that the 2014 writing contest is now open.

A statement said contestants may submit original, unpublished works in the following categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young Adult.

First-place winners will receive a cash prize of $150, plus a 2014 conference package including banquet tickets. Also, their stories will be published in the 2014 Word on the Lake anthology which will be available at the festival.

The contest closes at midnight on March 3.

Winners will be contacted prior to the conference, May 16 – 18, and will be recognized at the May 17 banquet at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre in Salmon Arm.

For more details concerning the writing contest, including submission guidelines and information about the 2014 Word on the Lake festival, please go to