Emerging Victoria authors featured at library

Emerging Local Author Collection to premier in new year

Local authors will soon be featured at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Central branch.

The new collection of emerging local authors will highlight self-published, independent or small press print works, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

The authors and their books will be featured on the library’s website for one year.

“Our hope is that the Emerging Local Author Collection will help bring the work of these emerging authors to a wider audience,” said Rina Hadziev, coordinator of collections and technical services at GVPL.

“In recent years, it has become easier to get published, but it can still be a challenge for less established authors to get their work into the hands of readers.”

In order to qualify to be in the collection, authors must have a print work written in English or French that was published between 2010 and 2014. The author must reside on southern Vancouver Island during their book’s publication year.

To apply to be included in the new collection, there is an application form at gvpl.ca/emergingauthors, along with full eligibility criteria.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 17.