The contest is open to all writers living in British Columbia, and the deadline for submitting an unpublished manuscript (a novel or novella) is August 1, 2017. The contest originated in 2008, and its purpose is to inspire and encourage the growth and appetite for excellence in writing and publishing literary fiction in BC.
The winner receives:
- A publishing contract with Mother Tongue Publishing, and the opportunity to work with a professional editor
- $1,000 advance.
- Regional book launches, readings and festival invites.
- Media coverage, including reviews, interviews etc.
- Publication of the winning novel in a beautiful trade paper edition and ebook.