Submissions are now open for the Island Literary Awards (ILA).
The event is presented by the P.E.I. Writers Guild.
Adult writers will be recognized during the Island Literary Awards and youth writers will be recognized during the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m.
Both award galas will take place on May 30 at The Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.
For over 30 years, the ILA have recognized the best in Island writing by writers of all ages. Cash prizes are awarded to individuals who place first, second and third in both the adult and young people’s awards categories. Many past award winners are now published authors.
Individuals 18 plus are able to submit works in the following categories for the ILA: literature for children; poetry; short story; creative non-fiction and the Marie Coyoteblanc Award for indigenous writing.
Students are invited to write on the topic of their choice and can submit up to two pieces of writing in one of four sub-categories in the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People. They include: early elementary (Grades 1-3); late elementary, Grades 4-6; junior high, Grades 7-9 and senior high, Grades 10-12.
Individuals are encouraged to review the submission guidelines, eligibility criteria as well as the different award categories for both the adult and youth awards at peiwritersguild.com.