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UBCO looking for great writers as part of annual Okanagan Short Story Contest

Deadline for submissions quickly approaching on Jan. 31
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Do you have what it takes to be a great writer?

The Jan. 31 deadline for UBCO’s 22nd annual Okanagan Short Story Contest is quickly approaching.

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As part of the contest, UBC Okanagan is looking for adult fiction stories that range between 1,000 and 4,000 words in length.

Submitted stories must also be original and can’t be taken from novels, non-fiction articles, memoirs or screenplays.

Writers who place in the top three spots for their stories will receive a cash prize ranging from $200 for third place to $1,000 for first place.

The first prize winner will also win a one-week retreat to The Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre in Kelowna.

In 2018, Kelowna author Brittni MacKenzie-Dalte took home first prize in the annual writing competition with her story, They Called Him Luke.

Winners from the 2020 contest will be announced on March 25, at 7 p.m., at the Kelowna downtown library.

For more information on the contest, you can visit UBCO’s website.

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