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The Books Matter Prize is a $500 gift certificate to Abraxas Books on Denman Island to be awarded to the best unpublished poem on the subject of the environment, the planet or animals in peril, written by a resident of Denman or Hornby Island, or the Comox Valley.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

Valley woman found guilty on three charges following 2016 collision in Courtenay

The woman involved in a trial for a multi-vehicle collision in which… Continue reading

High winds force several BC Ferries sailing cancellations

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, and Duke Point to Tsawwassen among closures

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

Tommy Chong says Canada took wrong approach to pot legalization

He also talked about the likelihood of another Cheech and Chong film

Family searching for B.C. professor last seen at Colombian salsa club

Ramazan Gencay, a professor in economics at Simon Fraser University, was last seen in Medellin

Rash of bomb threats a learning opportunity for response capacity, Goodale

Thursday’s wave of bomb threats swept across communities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Mike Duffy can’t sue Senate over suspension without pay, judge rules

Duffy’s lawsuit sought more than $7.8 million from the upper chamber

Language on Sikh extremism in report will be reviewed, Goodale says

A public-safety ministry document indicats terrorist threats to Canada included a section on Sikh extremism for the first time

Questions raised over retailers who shame shoplifters with photos

Alleged theft from a sex shop in Newfoundland led to posts on social media

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

VIDEO: Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow

Comox Valley RCMP make several arrests during house raid

Search warrant executed at a residence on Piercy Avenue Monday evening

Most Read