Vancouver Island Regional Libraries (VIRL) has been very supportive of this project. VIRL is offering a bonus: cash prizes to the top 5 writing submissions.Short fiction, memoirs & scripts: Adult (20+ ) 1st prize- $100 2nd prize-$ 60 Youth (ages 15-19) 1st prize- $60 Poetry: Adult/Youth 1st prize- $75 2nd prize- $45 Reminder of Submission Deadline: July 31, 2018 Selected authors contacted: Aug 31, 2018 Judges- The writing and art submissions to be published in the book: will be selected by our Aboriginal judges which includes Aboriginal author, Richard Van Camp.Selected stories will be published in paperback as, In Our Own Aboriginal Voice 2: to be released Fall 2018 by Rebel Mountain Press. Each selected author will receive one free copy ofthe book. Copies will also be available at regional libraries and book stores across Canada. Selected published authors will be invited to publicly read their stories at various literary venues.