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CHOICE WORKS

Volume One

Winners of the Canadian Writer's Journal Short Fiction Contest have their prize winning entries collected into this 28 page chapbook.

Appearing are:

  • First Prize Winner($100)(story appeared in Dec 1998 CWJ) Leader of the Pack by Jewel Seehaus-Fisher, New Jersey, USA who is a playright with production credits with the New Jersey Women's Theatre Coop., the Groves Theatre, and the Exit Theatre. Jewel is also artistic director of the New Jersey Theatre Educators Coalition.

  • Second Prize Winner ($50)(story appeared in March 1999 CWJ) Survival Dance by Cindy Dickerson, Hamilton, Ontario Canada whose two cats Buddy and Kasey provide inspiration for her short stories.

  • Third Prize Winner ($25)(Story appeared in June 1999 CWJ) Spectre by Toni Thielman, Kincardine, Ontario Canada, who has written 15 short stories and two novellas in the past three years. Previously published in Saugeen Stories (The Brucedale Press, 1996), and had a children's story read on a TV program Welcome To Words. When she is not working on her full-length science fiction novel, she teaches computer programming in high school.

  • Honourable Mentions (receive 1 year subscription to CWJ)

  • Adobe Window by Jak King, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada (story appeared in Dec 1998 CWJ). A professional writer who wears shorts and loud ties, drinks Guiness and red wine. Previously published in e-zines.

  • The Transformation of Miss Grisham by Pat Gilmore, Windsor, Ontario Canada (story appeared in March 1999 CWJ)a retired teacher who writes with the support of two sage companion animals.

  • The Peonies by Susan Plett Calgary, Alberta Canada (story appeared in June 1999 CWJ) A member of the Alexandra Writer's Centre in Calgary and writing since the birth of her daughter. Previously published in Storyteller magazine.

  • The Sign by Donald R. Gordon Waterloo, Ontario Canada (story appeared in September 1999 CWJ). He is a former CBC Correspondent and university professor and senior editor with the Long Ridge Writer's Group of West Redding, Conneticut.

  • Memories by Clayton Smith McCann of Port Hope Ontario Canada (story appeared in September 1999 CWJ). Clayton professes that he has no form to which he subscribes uniformly, nor does he conform to any particular mode or style --he just writes.

  • Storm by Richard Scarsbrook of Petrolia, Ontario Canada (story appeared in September 1999 CWJ)

ISSN: 1492-9252 ISBN: 1-896331-68-8 | 5" x 8" softcover chapbook 28 pages | $5.95 CDN