The 2015 Cedric Literary Awards is putting out the call for submissions from previously unpublished British Columbian authors and First Nations storytellers, age 50 or better.
The Cedric Literary Awards is a first-of-its-kind literary awards program in Canada, created specifically to recognize unpublished B.C. writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and First Nations storytelling.
“As the creator of the Cedric Literary Awards, I encourage all unpublished B.C writers in the 50-plus demographic to dust off manuscripts that may have been languishing on bookshelves for far too long,” said Awards’ founder Dr. Peter Dale in a press release. “The time has finally come to showcase those literary gems.”
The deadline for receipt of submissions is May 1. Once all of the submissions are in, they will be forwarded to an independent selection panel made up of members who are recognized in B.C. and beyond in the fields of writing and publishing.
“The formal call for submissions marks an important milestone in the evolution of the Cedric Literary Awards, and we look forward to receiving a positive response to our call from writers across British Columbia,” said CLA executive director Veronica Osborn. “I’m encouraging all writers who want to submit their work to carefully read the competition guidelines and follow the submissions instructions posted on our website at www.thecedrics.ca to see if you might qualify.”