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An invitation to Bowen writers
As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) is planning to publish an anthology of literary works that reflect local island life. Teens and adults living on Bowen Island are invited to submit poetry (up to 100 lines), creative non-fiction or fiction (up to 4,000 words) until Sunday, February 17.
Writers are limited to one entry each and are asked to submit their pieces electronically (in word or text format) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading: “Bowen Anthology Project submission.” Name and address have to be included on a cover sheet but should not be found on the pages of the stories or poetry as a panel of judges will select the works based on the merits of the writing and theme alone.
“We are looking for literary quality writing,” says Jacqueline Massey, BIAC’s executive director.
The work selected for the anthology will be edited and authors will receive two complimentary copies of the book and are invited to participate in a special book launch.
Massey said that the Bowen Anthology Project is part of the festivities surrounding the arts council’s silver anniversary. The proceeds from the sale of the book will be used to support BIAC’s literary arts programs and events.