Got a great idea for a story? Get ready for the annual Islands Short Fiction Contest with over $2200 dollars in cash and prizes. Open to writers of all ages from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. We will be accepting short, previously unpublished fiction of up to 2000 words from three categories: Adult (19 and over), Youth (13-18) and Junior (12 and under). Free entry for ages 18 and under. Sponsored by the Nanaimo Arts Council, Vancouver Island Regional Library and Vancouver Island University Department of Creative Writing and Journalism.
Stay tuned for more info and the upcoming submission date in 2021.
What are you waiting for?
Time to get writing.
The Nanaimo Arts Council is committed to bringing people together. We believe a strong community is made by supporting local artists and events.
We have been promoting long-standing programs like the Islands Short Fiction Contest and the popular Art Around Town. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting opportunities to nurture events that help make Nanaimo a great place to live.
Welcome to the shiny new Nanaimo Arts Council website. We have been working hard to create a website that is filled with useful information and easy to navigate pages. The NAC website will be showcasing a new online art show and information about upcoming local events.
We welcome everyone from artists to art lovers. Whether you are a musician or a concert goer, a writer or a reader, we’ve got you covered. So please come in and have a look around.
We hope you like what you see.