Annual writing contest now open

Askew’s Foods Word on the Lake Writing Contest now open.

  • Feb. 16, 2016 8:00 a.m.

The Thirteenth Annual Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival is announcing that the 2016 Askew’s Foods Word on the Lake Writing Contest is now open.

Contestants may submit original unpublished works in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

First place winners will receive a cash prize of $150 plus a 2016 conference package including banquet ticket ($230 value) and will be published in the Askews’ Foods Word on the Lake Anthology which will be available at the festival.

Contest closes at midnight on April 11.

Winners will be contacted prior to the festival, which takes place May 20 to 22 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Okanagan College in Salmon Arm.

Winners will be recognized at the Saturday night banquet.

For further details concerning the writing contest, including submission guidelines, and information about the festival, go to


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