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The Short Fiction Contest will continue to provide a venue for mainstream short fiction writing. Moving to a revised publishing schedule, the Canadian Writer's Journal the contest deadline isApril 30th annually

Entries are numbered upon arrival, and the identities of the authors are unknown until the judging decisions have been made. Then, and only then, are the authors names matched back to their works.

All place winners and Honourable Mentions receive the new Canadian Writer's Journal , copies of the Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar. In addition to appearing in the Canadian Writer's Journal, the winning fiction pieces from each contest are collected into a perfect-bound book entitled Choice Works which is available separately.


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WINNERS FROM THE APRIL 30, 2010 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 60 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($150), publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Nicole Bailey of Calgary, AB for the story The Day After Christmas.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($100), publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Liz Olson of Winnipeg, MB for the story Clarity.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($50), publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Susan E. Gilbert of Surge Narrows, BC for the story It's All in the Punch.

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Arthur C. Hill of London, ON for the story A Not So Close Encounter.

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Kaitlain Leeshue of Oshawa, ON for the story Banging on Trash Cans.

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Shari Narine of Edmonton, AB for the story Baby Talk.


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WINNERS FROM THE APRIL 30, 2009 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 68 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($150), publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to John R. Orser of Burlington ON for the story A Name For Four Corners.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($100), publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Ken McBeath of Perth, ON for the story A Ripe Old Age.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($50), publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Chuck Waldron of Kitchener, ON for the story My Sister's Chessboard.

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Sarah Clasen-Byce of Ottawa, ON for the story Glory of the Young.

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to James Beaton of Toronto, ON for the story The Open Door.

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2010 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Norma West Linder of Sarnia ON for the story One Too Many.


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WINNERS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 44 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Patricia Bowes of London, ON for the story The Credit Balance.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Alma Javad of Burlington, ONfor the story Just Cut It.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Angie Dornai of Markham, ON for the story The Meeting.

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Wayne Kallio of Outlook, SK for the story No Shortcut to Heaven.

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Peggy Fletcher of Sarnia, ONfor the story Crimes Against Humanity.

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Heidi Redl of 150 Mile House, BCfor the story The Walk.


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WINNERS FROM THE MARCH 31, 2008 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 51 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Bernadette Pace of Welland, ONfor the story You Have 1 Text Message.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to D Stark of Ariss, ON for the story Breaking Ground.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Bev Panasky of Ottawa,ON for the story The Gift.

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Beverley Ann Colpitts of Kanata, ON for the story The Nightgown.

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Patricia Calder of Colborne, ON for the story Expropriation.

  • Honourable Mention prize, publication and receipt of the 2008 CWJ as well as publication in Choice Works 15 to Jann Everard of Toronto, ON for the story The Word Makers.


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WINNERS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 30th, 2007 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 27 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the Dec 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 17 to Christine G. Richardson of Hearst, ON for the story A Gift From Beyond.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2008 issue as well as in Choice Works 17 to Ann Savage of North Bay, ONfor the story Snow Fleas.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2008 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Barbara J. Coughlin of Brandon, MB for the story My Beloved

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the Dec 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Wendi Stewart of Tara, ON for the story A Little Less Writing

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the Feb 2008 issue as well as in Choice Works 15to Susan Eldridge-Vatour of Worthington, ON for the story Queen Anne's Lace

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2008 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Irving Ellman of Burlington, ONfor the story Shadow Play


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WINNERS FROM THE MARCH 31st, 2007 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 56 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Frances Horibe of Ottawa, ON for the story Prescription for a Funeral

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Graham Norgate of Oakville, ON for the story Collateral Damage

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to June Payne Flath of Woodstock, ON for the story Superwoman

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention certificate, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Tedd Campbell of Lisle,, ON for the story A Call on Mother's Day

  • Honourable Mention certificate and one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 16 to Joan Shewchun of Burlington, ON for the story The Walk

  • Honourable Mention certificate and one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 16 to Judith Groudine Finkel of Houston, TX for the story The Accident


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WINNERS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 20th, 2006 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 54 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the Dec 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Hamida Haifizi of Cornwall, ON for the story When It Rains Angels

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Audrey Schumaker of Vancouver, BC for the story Lululemon Buddha.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Christine Richardson of Hearst, ON for the story Sleeping With The Nanny

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the Dec 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Ian R. Glasgow of Bedford, NS for the story The Timeless Perch

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the Feb 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15to Penny-Anne Beaudoin of Amherstburg, ON for the story In The Garden.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Michelle Paradis of Halifax, NS for the story The Carpet.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2007 issue as well as in Choice Works 15 to Victor Isaac Doxtator of London, ON for the story Sunset.


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WINNERS FROM THE MARCH 31, 2006 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 44 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Maryanne Pope of Calgary, AB for the story Squirrel at the Birdbell

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Micheal Osborn and Cody McCabe of Dunchurch, ON for the story The Chupacabra.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Neil Kroetsch of Montreal, QC for the story From Father to Son

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Deb Mowatt of Cambridge, ONfor the story Dog Tired

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Jim Spicer of Oakville, ON for the story Waiting For Love.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Anne McGee of Northridge, CA , USA for the story The Painting.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Dana Petko of Sarnia, ON for the story The Falls.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Kathleen Schmitt of Winnipeg, MB for the story Straight to the Heart.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Peggy Fletcher of Sarnia, ON for the story Game Time


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WINNERS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 Deadline


This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 47 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 13 to Carol Truemner of Waterloo, ON for the story Final Request.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 13 to Eliza Hemingway of Chemainus, BC for the story How My Gran Got Her Mountie.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 13 to Jeanette Fairbairn of Elkford, BC for the story The Assignment

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 13 to Brian Mullally of Cobourg, ON for the story The Bush Hugger.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 13 to Shirley Visser of Etobicoke, ON for the story Poison Ivy.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 13 to Alvin G. Ens of Abbotsford, BC for the story Pumpkins.


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Winners from the March 31, 2005 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 74 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 12 to Deb Mowat of Cambridge, ON for the story Too Much To Say.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 12 to Jim Spicer of Oakville, ON for the story Whatever You Want.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 12 to Florence McKie of Edmonton, AB for the story Colour Copy

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 12 to Barry Daniels of Western Shore, NS for the story The Captain Kirk Syndrome.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 12 to Diane Wey of Kitchener, ON for the story Treehouse.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 12 to Kristine Tyler of Surrey, BC for the story Portrait of a Sleeping Man.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 12 to G.S. (Shedun) Wasti of North Vancouver, BC for the story No Racism in Our Office.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 12 to Maryanne Pope of Calgary, AB for the story Zookeeper.


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WINNERS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 30, 2004 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 66 entries received are:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 11 to Warren Vickery of Edmonton, AB for the story Two Minutes.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 11 to Christina Lee Stockdale of Thorold, ON for the story Havens Lost.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 11 to Jean Larsen of Oshawa, ON for the story Laying Flowers.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 11 to Pamela Sherwood Shelton of Jasper, ON for the story Tenpenny.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 11 to Donna Hynes of St. John's, NF for the story Where Does The Time Go?

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2005 issue as well as in Choice Works 11 to Pamela Sherwood Shelton of Jasper, ON for the story The Wife.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 11 to Joan Shewchun of Burlington, ON for the story Owl in Winter.


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WINNERS FROM THE MARCH 31, 2004 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 54 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 10 to Helen Kubiw of Guelph, ON for the story A Lesson in Bullying

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 10 to Anita Parker of Edmonton, AB for the story Coffee, Hashbrowns, Euthanasia

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 10 to Carl C. Smith of Upper Sackville, NS for the story World Cruise.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 10 to Anita Parker of Edmonton, AB for the story Spaghetti

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 10 to F. Daniel Mason of London, ON for the story Older and Wiser

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 10 to Loni Diljohn of Niagara Falls, ON for the story On Consequence


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WINNERS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 30, 2003 Deadline.

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 87 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Catherine McVicar of Peterborough, ON for the story Finny .

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Dan Starks of Airdie, AB for the story Say Cheese!

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Walter Kent of Toronto, ON for the story Computer Play .

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Elsie Zachary-Kennedy of Ridgeway, ON for the story The Meeting.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Sylvia Woehl of Ridgeway, ON for the story The Journey.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Cara Taylor of Cambridge, ON for the story Chipmunk Crossing.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the [TBA ] issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Debbie Okun Hill of Camlachie, ON for the story Sparks from an Unplugged TV.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the [TBA] issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Micki Harper of Perth, ON for the story Angel of the Night.

Congratulations to all.


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WINNERS FROM THE MARCH 31, 2003 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 94 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 8 to SUSAN MART CHARMAN of Paris, ON for the story Moving Day .

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 8 to MICKI HARPER of Perth, ON for the story The Opportunist

  • THIRD PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 8 to DARCY NYBO of Westbank, BC for the story Her Breasts.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 8 to BARRY DANIELS of Western Shore, NS for the story A Murder of Crows.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 8 to SHEILA HOWE of Elginburg, ON for the story Abe.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 8 to KATHLEEN BUCKWORTH of Mississauga, ON for the story The Magic of Capri.


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WINNERS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 30, 2002 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 97 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 7 to GIULIA MAURO of Victoria, BC for the story Mama Lida .

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 7 to DAVID L. KIRKLAND of Saint Charles, MO. USA for the story Love Is In The Air

  • THIRD PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 7 to CATHERINE BUTLER of Niagara on the Lake, ON for the story Where Justin Resides.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 7 to JEAN RAE BAXTER of Hamilton, ON for the story A Quick Release.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 7 to BARRY DANIELS of Western Shore, NS for the story Wired .

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 7 to SANDRA NIKOLAI of Orleans, ON for the story The Grotto.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 7 to REID DICKIE of Winnipeg, MB for the story The Coffee Rocks.


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WINNERS FROM THE MARCH 31, 2002 Deadline

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 117 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 6 to AUDREY SCHUMAKER of Vancouver, BC ffor the story Lovers of the Printed Word.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 6 to KIMBERLEY PETERS of Beaverton, ONfor the story Straight on 'Til Morning.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 6 to KATHY SUTHERLAND of Westville, NSfor the story Guardian Angel.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 6 to NIKOLAS J. HARAMIS of Gloucester, ON for the story The Big Gag.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 6 to VALERIE LOSELL of Barrie, ON for the story Brand Loyalty.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 6 to DEBBIE SPRING of Thornhill, ON for the story Playing Soldier.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 6 to MICHELE GREEN of Belfountain, ON for the story Through the Alley.


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WINNERS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 30, 2001 Deadline

There were 126 entries for the September 30, 2001 deadline.

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2001 issue as well as in Choice Works 5 to CAROLINE EVERSON of Port Hope, ON for the story Good Advice.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 5 to JERRY JORDISON of New Liskeard, ON for the story I Loved Ronda Once.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 5 to HEATHER ROZIER of Port Moody, BC for the story She Lived Across the Water.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2001 issue as well as in Choice Works 5 to TONI THIELMAN of Kincardine, ON for the story Granny Gruff.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 5 to GARY BRANNONof Kitchener, ON for the story Delft Blue.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2002 issue as well as in Choice Works 5 to HELENA LYNN KELLER of Kirkland, QC for the story Kaddish for Sara.

Congratulations to all who entered.

These stories are published in CHOICE WORKS Volume Five and available for sale in this collection ($9.00 taxes and shipping included) from Canadian Writer's Journal now.


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March 2001 Semi-Annual Short Fiction Contest Winners

This time around, the winners were chosen from 96 entries, and are:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100 and a subscription): June 2001 - DARCY OLMSTEAD of Oakville, ON for his story Laughter.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50 and a subscription): August 2001 - KIM SPIVAK of Thunder Bay, ON for the story Granny Doesn't Want A Cell Phone.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25 and a subscription): September 2001 ANNE DUKE JUDD of Port Elgin, ON for her story The Writing Exorcise.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • June 2001: Rick Cook of Mt. Clemens, MI, USA for his story Peace: The Aftermath.

  • June 2001: Loretta Hoshowsky of Toronto, ON for her story The Staircase.

  • August 2001: Kimberly Peters of Beaverton, ON for her story Into The Night.

  • September 2001: Gail MacMillan of Bathurst, NB for her storyLily Of The Field.

These stories are published in CHOICE WORKS Volume Four and available for sale in this collection ($9.00 taxes and shipping included) from Canadian Writer's Journal now.


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2000-Fall Short Fiction Contest Winners

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 89 entries received are:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100 appears December 2000): Jean Rae Baxter of Hamilton, ON for her story The Quilt.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50 appears February 2001): Christine G. Richardson of Hearst, ON for her story Romancing The Muse.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25 appears April 2001): Peggy Herring of Victoria, BC for her story Written In Stone.

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • DEC 2000: Becky Alexander of Cambridge, ON for her story The Reunion.

  • DEC 2000: Christine G. Richardson of Hearst, ON for her story Flower Child.

  • FEB 2001: Maureen James of Winnipeg, MB for her story Before I Forget.

  • FEB 2001: Jiri Soukup of Richmond, ON for his story The Bank Loan.

  • APRIL 2001: Carol Dobell Matthews of Nanaimo, BC for her story Just So.

  • APRIL 2001: Darcy Olmstead of Oakville, ON for his story Amongst the Jungle Shadows.

These stories are published in CHOICE WORKS Volume Three and available for sale in this collection ($9.00 taxes and shipping included) from Canadian Writer's Journal now.


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1999-2000 Short Fiction Contest Winners (1999 Contest Winners for the Year 2000)

Our congratulations to the prize winners whose stories won from a field of 109 entries to gain publication, one-year subscriptions, and in three cases, prize money as well.

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100) for the story The Millennium Bug by Walter R. Kent of Toronto, ON, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 1999-Winter issue.

  • SECOND PRIZE ($ 50) for the story Renewal In Rust by Leanne Stam of White Rock, BC, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 2000-Spring issue.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25) for the story A Dictatorship Of Painters by Ken J. Hunt of Ottawa, ON, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 2000-Summer issue.

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention for the story Two Crows Joy by Joan Boswell of Ottawa, ON, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 1999-Winter issue.

  • Honourable Mention for the story The Old Homestead by Karin Seidemann of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 2000-Spring issue.

  • Honourable Mention for the story Fighting The Formidable Fly by Dennis E.S. Ewald of Kitchener, ON, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 2000-Spring issue.

  • Honourable Mention for the story Vladislav Tyler by Darcy Olmstead of Toronto, ON, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 2000-Summer issue.

  • Honourable Mention for the story Skin by Peter Schafrick of Toronto, ON, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 2000-Summer issue.

  • Honourable Mention for the story Sam , Sam, The Honey Man by Lyle Nichol of Nanaimo, BC, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 2000-Fall issue.

  • Honourable Mention for the story Tree House by Peter Schafrick of Toronto, ON, Canada which will appear in the Canadian Writer's Journal 2000-Fall issue.

These stories are published in CHOICE WORKS VolumeTwo and available for sale in this collection ($9.00 taxes and shipping included) from Canadian Writer's Journal now.


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1998-1999 Short Fiction Contest Winners

There were 57 entries in this year's short fiction contest.

  • Congratulations and $100(CDN) First prize money go to Jewel Seehaus-Fisher of Highland Park, NJ, USA for the story Leader of the Pack appearing in the December 1998 issue.

  • Second prize ($50) goes to Cindy M. Dickerson of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada for her story Survival Dance, which will appear in the 99-Spring issue.

  • Third Prize ($25) goes to Toni Thielman of Kincardine, Ontario, Canada for the story Spectre appearing in the 99-Summer issue.

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Adobe Window by Jak King of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (98-Winter)

  • The Transformation of Ms. Grisham by Pat Gilmore of Windsor, Ontario, Canada (99-Spring)

  • The Peonies by Susan Plett of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (99-Summer)

  • The Sign by Donald R. Gordon of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (99-Fall)

  • Memories by Clayton Smith McCann of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada (99-Fall)

  • Storm by Richard Scarsbrook of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada (99-Fall)

We thank you for your entry (entries) and hope you will continue to hone those stories for the next competition.


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1997 Short Fiction Contest Winners

There were 23 entries in this year's short fiction contest. The postal strike had a great effect on this year's contest, and I'm hoping that as things settle the entries this year will at least cover the prize money awarded.

  • Congratulations and $100 prize money go to Elizabeth Symon of Shawnigan Lake, BC for her first prize winning story On the wrong track! appearing in the December 1997 issue.

  • Second prize ($50) goes to Marie Huggett of Ajax, ON for her story Nuda Veritas, which will appear in the Spring issue.

  • Third Prize ($25) goes to Brenda Ross of Sardis, BC for her story Mama's Last List, appearing in the Summer issue.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Larry Berg for his story Gypsy's Requiem appearing in Summer issue;

  • Christine Richardson of Hearst, ON for Cyberlove and

  • Debbie Spring of Thornhill, ON for her story A Change of Weather, both appearing in the Fall issue.

Many thanks for all contestants, and keep those pens and computers going!


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1996 Short Fiction Contest Winners

There were 81 entries in this year's short fiction competition. Gordon Smart informed me that this was the highest number of entries so far. Competition was stiff, so the entrants should not be dismayed. There were many pieces of very fine work.

Congratulations go to:

  • Nadia Shworan of Nanoose Bay, BC. for first prize ($100) in the Short Fiction Competition. The winning story The Accusation appears in 96-Winter issue.

  • Steven Manners of Guelph, ON Second prize ($50) for his story Mouse. It will appear in the 97-Spring edition.

  • Nancy Lee of Richmond BC Third Prize ($25) for her story The Fifth Horseman which will appear in the 97-Summer edition.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • First Honourable Mention went to Jean Larsen of Oshawa, ON for the story The Scarlet Line.

  • Second Honourable Mention went to Marianne Webb of Toronto, ON for the story The Consultation.

Both will appear in 97-Fall edition.

By then the Short Fiction contest will be underway once more.

All winners receive complimentary one-year subscriptions to CWJ.

Our many thanks to all who entered.

We thank you for your entry (entries) and hope you will continue to hone those stories for the next competition.


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