Call to Artists and Writers

Building on the success of Volume 1 the call for entry to Volume 2 of Art & Word is now open.

Submit your work in consideration for our book
Art & Word, Volume 2

Theme: how an image can inspire a poem, prose, “Flash Fiction” or short story and how words can inspire an image - a painting, photograph, carving, weaving or music. Entries are open to all topics and we hope artists and authors will be motivated by the web of life in around Vancouver Island - ocean, sky, earth and the animals that inhabit it and contribute to a sustainable salmon habitat.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards an EMCS (Edward Milne Community School) Scholarship and to the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society. As well, the book will fulfil our mandate of promoting all types of art, artists, musicians and authors by offering an opportunity to be visible in the community.

Round two of applications.
If you missed the first round of entries, now is the time to enter

Deadline round three: April 8th

 Inspiration writers: Writers - choose an image to pair with - view the gallery here and make note of the image number as you will need it when making your submission. If you have already submitted some writing and see the perfect image for it please email with your pairing request.

Please note: You must be SAC member to enter

By submitting your entry to this book you agree to the use
of your image and/or word submissions on the web, in the book in print and digital formats

SAC annual membership is $15.  Become a Member


The Submission Process

This will be a juried process. Please read the submission directions carefully.

You may enter up to 5 submissions of image and/or word for $5 each, non refundable, to be juried.

Eg. 3 image plus 2 text, or any permutation for 5 total per person

Each entrant will receive one $5 coupon towards a book at retail price, no matter if they entered one or five entries. By submitting your entry to this book you agree to the use of your image and/or word submissions on the web, in the book in print and digital formats.

Upon the jury accepting the entry for publication the payment is:
$25 first entry
$15 second entry
$10 third entry
for a maximum of three possible entries.

If all five entries are juried in the top 3 will be accepted upon payment to be published. If all five have the exact same score, the entrant may pick which to publish.
Otherwise it is the top ranked 3

You must be a Sooke Arts Council member and reside in any area on Vancouver Island to participate.

IMAGE entries must be in .jpg format at 300 dpi size: 9 inch Or 2700 px on longest side.

TEXT entries must be no more than 450 words excluding title. Upload as a word document in 12 pt times, cambria or arial font. Please space as you would like it to be laid out ie. do not double-space and please be aware that it must fit within a 9 x 9 inch space.  Please upload as a word docx or rtf (rich text format)

Each entry must be either text or image and may not be combined.
Only exception is a cartoon which will be judged by both Image and Text judges.

Judges will be announced soon.


About The Form

Please read the submission directions carefully.

Submit your entries here via the online form below - please make sure you have everything ready to upload: either a word docx or rtf file for written word (up to 450 words) or jpg format for images (300 dpi size: 9 inch Or 2700 px on longest side)

Once your form is submitted you will be taken to a payment page. Fees are $5 per entry up to a maximum of 5 entries.

Submission fees are via PayPal or cheque made out to Sooke Arts Council.

If you have any technical difficulties with your submission please contact the webmaster for help.

Any questions about the submission process should be addressed to SAC
For questions about image entries feel free to contact Linda Gordon 250-380-8090


Please fill out this form to submit your work for consideration for Art & Word Volume 2. 

IMPORTANT

Please title your entry to match your entry form - for example, if your image is titled "moonrise" then submit your image as moonrise.jpg. If your poem is called "theories" then submit your document as theories.docx or theories.rtf.

Please do not try to upload images directly from a phone or tablet as new storage protocols have changed them to .heif files which will not upload. Either upload by reformatting to jpg when you rename and resize for the specifications listed or email (they will be converted automatically to jpgs.)

Red asterisks indicate information is required.

Once you click on the submit button, if your form is filled out correctly, you will be taken to a payment information page. If not, please scroll up the page to see what needs to be filled in or fixed.

Book 2 Submission Form

Please fill out and attach your entries


Once you submit your form you will be taken to a page with payment instructions for your submissions.

Please note: we ask you type in your email twice - if you type it in wrong you will not be able to send the message. Both emails must match before the form can be sent.





If you want writing to be paired with an image please note below which writing submission and which image number.


Please note that a $5/item submission fee is in effect. Please indicate here if you will be paying by credit card (via PayPal) or sending in a cheque.

Once you click the submission button you will be taken to a page containing payment details .

Please note the uploading can take some time. Please keep the page open and wait. Once finished it will take you to a payment information page.

If you have any technical difficulties with your submission please contact the webmaster for help.

By submitting your entry to this book you agree to the use of your image and/or word submissions on the web, in the book in print and digital formats.