Writing Contest Closes One Week From Today

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Surrey International Writers' Conference Newsletter

From the kalloused cranium of kc dyer:

kc dyer photoIt's almost here!

One week until our 16th annual Writing Contest closes at 4 pm, Friday, September 5th, 2008. Submit entires in any (or all!) of our four categories -- Poetry, Writing for Young People, Non-Fiction and the Storyteller's Award (Fiction). With a total of $4600 in prizes, this contest draws great writers from around the world. Join them and compete!

We continue the practice of accepting entries both in hard copy and by email. You can send your entry in to contest@siwc.ca until 4pm, Friday, September 5, 2008. Your cheque or money order will need to be mailed, but as long as your entry is in under the wire, we'll put it in the running. Emailed entries will be acknowledged by return email.

If you are reading this email from a country other than Canada, please send your entry fee as an International Money Order to the address on the contest page. Find out about all the details on our Contest Page.

Our brochures have now been printed and are winging their way across the known world. In the past, we often mailed brochures to past attendees automatically, but with the growing (and greening) of our conference, we now send brochures only to those who request one. If you'd like one -- please let us know! Just send us a note (Here: on our Contact Page) and we'll pop one in the mail to you.

Listen closely....have you heard our most recent podcast? We have now got podcasted interviews with a number of SiWC presenter-celebrities on line, with new interviews going up every week. You can subscribe to our podcast RSS feed (Here: Podcast RSS Feed) or you can just go to the podcast page of the site (Here: Podcasts) and listen in right on your computer.

We've got new blog posts with more detail about the conference appearing every few days. Collect our RSS feed to bring the posts directly to your desktop (by clicking here: Blog RSS Feed) or check the front page of our website to read the latest.

If you have any questions or concerns -- you know where to find me: kcdyer@siwc.ca

Now quit reading and get that contest entry finished!

      ~ kcdyer
kc dyer
SiWC Conference Coordinator

The Surrey International Writers' Conference, held every October in British Columbia, is the most comprehensive conference of its kind in Canada. SiWC offers writers in all genres -- from beginners to experts -- the opportunity both to hone their craft and to expose their work to the international literary marketplace. For more information please visit http://www.siwc.ca