Why should you enter the Cox & Palmer Literary Awards?
Firstly, and most importantly, your bucket list needs it! You don’t want to go to the grave regretting that book you never wrote. This is your first step to writing that book. So write a poem, story, children’s book or craft a piece of creative non-fiction that is staggering in its authenticity. See, you don’t start off running a marathon, you need to work your way up to it. So the Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards is your way of working up to that novel. Your 5k of the mind. Spend a night, spend the next three nights until the February 26th deadline writing or polishing that abandoned story of yours. Then click send. Since the sports analogies are already flying, I quote “The Great One”, ol’ Gretzky, who said, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
Who can enter? Well, students fresh in grade 1 to fresh grandmothers pushing 100. All you need are the words and the motivation to put them to paper.
So take your shot with the Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards and I swear you’ll be in good hands. Don’t believe me, well, let me introduce you to the great folks who will be judging our awards:
William Kowalski – Maritime Electric Short Story Awards
William is the best-selling, award-winning author of five novels and five Rapid Reads (shorter works for beginning adult readers of English). His first novel, EDDIE’S BASTARD, won the 1999 Rosenstein Award, the 2001 Ama-Boeke Prize, and occupied the #5 spot on the Times of London bestseller list. His novel THE HUNDRED HEARTS, won the 2014 Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. He has been nominated three times for the Ontario Library Association’s Golden Oak Award. His books have been translated into fifteen languages.
Kate Inglis – Lucy Maud Montgomery P.E.I. Literature for Children Awards
Kate Inglis lives along the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, where she was born. In November 2009 her first novel was published — THE DEAD CREW: PIRATES OF THE BACKWOODS, a book January Magazine calls “a spirited tale, gorgeously rendered.” It was nominated for a Hackmatack Award in Nova Scotia and a Red Cedar Award in British Columbia. The sequel, FLIGHT OF THE GRIFFONS, was released in spring 2014. In April, Kate will be releasing a book of monster poetry for 4-8 year olds titled, IF I WERE A ZOMBIE.
Stephanie Domet—Creative Non-Fiction Awards
Stephanie Domet lives in Halifax with her husband. Her debut novel, Homing, won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. Her second, Fallsy Downsies, won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction. Both are published by Invisible Publishing (Halifax); she is at work on a third. She is forever trying to perfect homemade ravioli, and a piano rendition of Sweet Caroline.
Jaime Forsythe—Milton Acorn Poetry Awards
Jaime Forsythe is a writer living in Halifax. She edited the Invisible Publishing anthology Transits: Stories from In-Between, and her writing has appeared in a number of magazines and journals, including This Magazine, Geist, and The New Quarterly. Her first full-length poetry collection, SYMPATHY LOOPHOLE Loophole, was published in Spring 2012 by Mansfield Press.
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People
UPEI Creative Writing Students – you know who you are!
Get writing…Thursday, February 26th is coming soon!