Win $500 for poem about the environment in peril

The Books Matter Prize is a $500 gift certificate to Abraxas Books on Denman Island to be awarded to the best unpublished poem on the subject of the environment, the planet or animals in peril, written by a resident of Denman or Hornby Island, or the Comox Valley.

Vancouver writer Aislinn Hunter has donated her proceeds from the Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival in July for this prize.

Poets are invited to send a maximum of two poems on the themes noted above to Aislinn at manuscripts@me.com

Submissions should be attached to their email as a word document, written in 12-point font and single-spaced. The word document should not have the poet’s name or address, just the poem’s title, which should correspond to the subject line of the email. Applicants must be residents of Denman Island, Hornby Island, or the Comox Valley.

The submission deadline is midnight Sept. 15. The winning submission will be announced on Oct.  1. Four runners-up will receive the opportunity to have feedback (substantive and line edits) on their submission.

 

Just Posted

No injuries after vehicle hits boat into Courtenay home

Alcohol and speed may have been a factor

Preliminary inquiry for Island resident facing numerous charges in Comox Valley shooting

A 27-year-old Saanich resident had his preliminary hearing in Courtenay Wednesday as… Continue reading

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

VIDEO: Leaf Compassion celebrates legalization in Courtenay

Leaf Compassion in Courtenay celebrated the official legalization of marijuana in Courtenay… Continue reading

Man injured in Vancouver Island racetrack accident meets, holds son for first time

Kayden was born the day after Jonathan was crushed by car at speedway

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

‘A little odd’ B.C.’s biggest city celebrates cannabis without a legal store

On the streets of downtown Vancouver, notably the Wild West of illegal marijuana, not a single legal store opened Wednesday, making for a rather anticlimatic kick-off

Most Read