It’s your last chance to submit nominations for the seventh annual Carver Award for emerging writers in the West Kootenay.
The award, presented by the Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, comes with a $500 cash prize and presentation at the festival’s Wine and Crime Gala in Nelson on July 12.
But the deadline to suggest someone for the award is Friday.
Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have had one to two books published, or an equivalent body of work published in anthologies or literary journals. To meet the criteria writing must be creative, literary writing (fiction or nonfiction). Self-published authors are eligible. Nominees must live in the West Kootenay.
Nominations must include name and contact information for both the nominator and the nominee, writing discipline (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, teen, children’s, etc), titles of published works and their publishers, and a paragraph outlining the reason for the nomination.
For more information, please visit the Nelson and District Arts Council website at ndac.ca. Nominations and inquiries may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Carver Award” in the subject line.