Writer and children’s storyteller Laura Thomas has once again teamed up with Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture to offer a province-wide summer writing contest for budding authors.
The contest is free to enter and open to any B.C. resident between the ages of 10 and 17.
There is also a special incentive category for children six to nine years old.
Last year, 50 young scribes from Prince George, Invermere, Vernon, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island submitted short stories.
When asked what inspired her to create the contest, Thomas said, “I know from experience that it’s always more fun to write when you have a specific goal and know that someone will be reading your work.”
Contestants are asked to send in three copies of an original short story of up to 1,000 words on any subject. “I like to give young writers the freedom to write about what they care about,” said Thomas.
The contest closes Aug.31. Entries can be mailed to JA Short Story Contest c/o South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720 56 Street, Delta, B.C., V4L 2B1.
inners will be announced late September. Complete details are online at agentstory.net.