Writers sought for Emerging Local Authors Collection

Greater Victoria Public Library calls for local authors to add their books to the library’s annual Emerging Local Authors Collection

The Greater Victoria Public Library is calling for local authors to add their books to the library’s annual Emerging Local Authors Collection.

This will be the second year the library has presented the collection, which showcases self-published, independent, or small-press books (fiction, poetry and non-fiction) by local authors, for readers of all ages.

In addition to print books, this year the collection will also include ebooks.

“We applaud our local writers and are excited to give them a platform to share their creative works,” says Rina Hadziev, GVPL’s co-ordinator of collections and technical services.

“We were blown away by the books we received last year, and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring.”

The 2016-17 collection will include books written between 2011 and 2015, in print or ebook format, by southern Vancouver Island authors.

Visit gvpl.ca/emerginglocalauthors to learn more about the criteria for eligibility and to fill in an online application form. The application deadline is Jan. 15.

This collection will launch at the Central Branch in early April 2016. The authors and their books will also be featured on gvpl.ca.

Check out the current collection at the Central Branch through to March 2016, or use the holds service to bring books to your local library for pick-up.