Right time to write!
Annual contest open Jan. 3
Sharpen your pencils, gather your pens or fire up your computers; the Askew’s Word on the Lake Writing Contest opens Jan. 3, 2022 and closes 28 days later at midnight Pacific time on Jan. 31.
Part of the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, the contest is open to email submissions in short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Entries require a $15 submission fee, which goes to support the festival.
The first-place winner in each category will receive a $150 cash prize, a 2022 festival registration package (approximately a $200 value) and a $40 voucher for meals at Sorrento Centre Retreat and Conference Centre, this year’s home for the festival that takes place April 29 to May 1.
The second-place winner in each category receives a $75 cash prize plus a $40 voucher for meals at Sorrento Centre during this year’s festival.
The honourable mention winner in each category receives a $50 cash prize plus a $40 voucher for meals at Sorrento Centre during this year’s festival.
All winners will be listed on the festival website and will be published in the 2022 edition of the Askew’s Word on the Lake Anthology. Entrants will receive a copy of the anthology in ebook format and contest winners will receive a print copy.
The 2022 anthology and previous anthologies will be available at the festival.
Check out the beautiful new website – wordonthelakewritersfestival.com for complete contest rules and guidelines.
To be added to the contest mailing list for updates, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Writing Contest Questions’ in the subject line.
As the year comes to a close, we wish you joy, peace and good health and look forward to connecting again in 2022.