Press Release – Almonte Readers & Writers

Introducing the LANARK LIT Writing Competition — a new program celebrating works of original writing by local literary artists of all ages.

Now open for submissions, this competition is open to anyone who lives in Lanark County and the surrounding area. The geographic boundaries for the eligibility of this program are rural, and stretch as far west as Middleville, as far south as Westport, east as far as Oxford Mills, and as far north to Arnprior. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2024.

The genre for 2024 is short fiction. Send us your best stories. There are prizes to be won!

Submissions are in three (3) categories, organized by age of author— ages 17 and under, young adults 18-29, and adults 30+.

This program is made possible thanks to the funding support of the Elizabeth Kelly Foundation, with partial support by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills.

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About Almonte Readers & Writers (ARW)

ARW is a non-profit volunteer-based organization presenting literary events and programs to audiences in beautiful Mississippi Mills that celebrate the literary arts, build connections between readers and writers, bolster skill-building, and amplify a diverse array of local and visiting artistic voices.

ARW gratefully acknowledges the 2024 funding support of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, the Elizabeth Kelly Foundation, and the community support of the Mississippi Mills Public Library, the Almonte Writers Guild, OVC Almonte and our community patron partner, Mill Street Books.