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Emerging Local Authors Collection 2018/19

Applications for the 2018/19 Emerging Local Authors Collection are now closed. Thank you for your submissions.

Are you an emerging local author? We invite you to apply to join GVPL’s 2018/19 Emerging Local Authors Collection, launching in spring 2018.

The Emerging Local Authors Collection features self-published, independent and small press books by local authors. Each spring, GVPL launches a new series of books submitted by emerging authors on south Vancouver Island. The print books will be on display at the Central Branch for one year; the ebooks will be showcased online through BiblioBoard, with unlimited borrowing.

Application deadline: January 12, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Author resides on southern Vancouver Island currently OR resided on southern Vancouver Island during year of publication (“southern Vancouver Island” is the area of Vancouver Island approximately south of the Malahat, from Port Renfrew to North Saanich)
  • Book was published between 2013 and 2017
  • Book is written in English or French
  • If print, book is bound for rigors of circulation (professional quality); if digital, ebook is provided as EPUB or PDF
  • Book’s content does not contravene Canadian legislation
  • Book is donated to library by author (one copy maximum)

Questions? Email [email protected]


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