Write and Enter

Write and Enter

Traver Awards

The Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award is once again open for entries. Send your work of fiction or non-fiction by the May 16, 2011, deadline to: Traver Fly Fishing Writing Award, Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, P.O. Box 370, Camden, ME 04856. We're looking for: “A distinguished original essay or work of short fiction that embodies an implicit love of fly-fishing, respect for the sport and the natural world in which it takes place, and high literary values.” Send in a typed, double-space manuscript of no more than 3,500 words, along with an electronic copy on a disc. E-mail submissions won’t be accepted. Go to flyrodreel.com “News” section for complete contest details.

Our friends at the John D. Voelker Foundation, co-sponsors of the Traver Award, welcome your membership or contributions as they work to endow the Traver Award for future generations of writers. Nick Lyons, who co-founded the Award, wrote, “A number of winners have had books published…and a whole lot of folks have been encouraged to write wisely and well about a subject so dear to John Voelker’s heart.”

Help sustain the award by joining the Foundation: www.voelkerfdn.org, P.O. Box 15222, Lansing, MI 48901-5222. Thanks for supporting the nation’s largest fly-fishing writing award!