Club looking for ‘write’ stuff

Devan C. Tasa, News Editor Ω

TRU’s writers and poets now have a chance to be published.

The TRUSU Writer’s Club is calling for submissions for an anthology they are putting together in the new year.

“We want as many people as possible to be writing over the holidays and come back in January and have a bunch of pieces that they want to be published,” said Will George, the club’s co-president.

“We’re hoping for some poetry – and it can be about anything – as well as some short stories and maybe some novelettes.”

Any student of TRU can submit a piece of work, as long as it is sent by Jan. 17, 2013. There are no restrictions on type, genre, format, or number of submissions. There aren’t a minimum number of words, but the maximum is 3,000.

The anthology has been a project the club has been working on for a while.

“We’ve been working on this project and have been getting it off the ground for about two to three years,” George said. “We’re very excited for it. I know since I’ve been in the Writer’s Club, we’ve talked about this, but with all of our new members and the enthusiasm and all our pieces, we are actually going ahead with this.”

The Writer’s Club has existed intermittently for approximately 20 years, back when the university was known as Cariboo College.

“They had an anthology way back in the day, but we’re excited to have one of our own,” George said.

Another reason why the club is enthusiastic about the anthology is it gives its members the chance to be published and to be able to tell future employers that they’ve been published during their university years.

A panel of five or six people chosen by the club will edit the anthology. The club is also looking for people who would be willing to sit on the panel. Each piece will looked by at least two people to ensure the process is objective.

The cost of the anthology will depend on how many pieces the club receives and what kinds of deals it can work out with other writing organizations in Kamloops, George said.

It will be released at TRU’s undergraduate conference, which takes place in early April.

Those wishing to submit a piece for the anthology can send it by email at or in person at one of the Writing Club’s meetings, which are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in AE 162 in the Arts and Education building.