West Coast publishing company searching for greatest B.C. novel

Salt Spring Island publisher calls on B.C. writers to submit thier novels in contest.

A West Coast publishing company is searching for the greatest B.C. novel.

Mother Tongue Publishing, based on Salt Spring Island, is calling on writers in British Columbia to enter its contest the Search for the Great B.C. Novel. The winner will receive a publishing contract with Mother Tongue Publishing, $1,000, regional book launches and readings and the publication of their novel in a trade paper edition and in eBook form.

Writers must live in British Columbia and submit the first chapter, a maximum of 30 pages, and the novel must not have been accepted or submitted elsewhere.

The three shortlisted finalists, judged by Gurjinder Basran and David Chariand, will be announced in January.

The winner, selected by final judge Caroline Adderson, will be announced in the spring of 2013 and the novel will be published for the fall 2013 or spring 2014 season.

Deadline for submissions is Nov. 1 and a $35 entry fee is required.

For contest guidelines, mailing information and further contest information, please go to www.mothertonguepublishing.com.