YORKTON – The Parkland Writers Alliance is hosting their Pen to Page writing contest at the Yorkton Public Library on May 17 at 7:00 p.m.
The event will feature a free live reading in an effort to support local writers in the Parkland area.
Aspiring writers are invited to submit unpublished work about 1,000 words per entry. Two entries per person are allowed and the deadline for submissions is May 3.
The PWA welcomes poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction and is open to all ages.
Cash prizes of $60.00, $40.00 and $20.00 will be awarded to recipients.
Those who submit are asked to send contact information along with their story which includes their contact name, phone number and email address.
Submissions can be emailed or mailed to Parkland Writers Alliance c/o Yorkton Arts Council, 49 Smith Street E, Yorkton, SK, S3N 0H4.
Organizers ask that those submitting keep their works family friendly.
This is the fifth year for the Pen to Page writing contest after going on hiatus for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We were quite surprised of the response," said Carol Knoll of last years contest, noting they received multiple entries from different age categories.
Knoll said the writing was strong and that many of the entrants were younger.
This year, Knoll said the organization spent time delivering flyers to local schools in the hopes to get more youth involved.