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Kootenay Literary Competition 2016 launches Monday

By Contributor
February 1st, 2016

The annual Kootenay Literary Competition (KLC) will be launched on Monday (February 1) when the theme for the writing will be released and submissions will be open for adult entrants.

Since its beginning as a small competition for Nelson writers, the competition has expanded to cover the entire Kootenay region. KLC aims to support local artists and literacy in the Kootenays.

Once the theme is released Monday, writers may interpret it in any way they like, an approach it through any of the genre categories. The theme is to be integrated into the creative work at the writer’s discretion. Detailed rules are available on the KLC website.

There are three writing categories for adults: fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Cash prizes are awarded for the first and second place entries in each category. Submissions will be judged by a panel of writing professionals, who will provide feedback and suggestions on the winning work. Winners of the KLC win substantial cash prizes and gain recognition at a gala event.

The deadline for submission for this year’s competition is Friday April 29th, 2016.

Questions about the competition can be emailed through the website.

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