Volume Four (March 2001)
The Canadian Writer's Journal has doubled the chances of aspiring short fiction writers to see their work in print and win money. With two contest deadlines a year (March 31st and September 30th) the Short Fiction Contest continues to provide a venue for mainstream short fiction writing. We weren't sure if there would be enough interest for two competitions a year, but the 96 entries we recieved proved otherwise.
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 a One Year subscription to the Canadian Writer's Journal (valued at $24.08). In addition to appearing in the regular issues of the Canadian Writer's Journal, the winning fiction pieces from each contest are collected into a chapbook entitled Choice Works which is available separately. ($5.95 +GST & shipping). This copy of Choice Works will be Volume 4 and available in mid-July 2001. All winners will receive a copy.
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 (receive one year subscription) :
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.
ISSN 1492-9252 ISBN: 1-896331-66-1 | 28 pages 5½" x 8½" softcover chapbook | $5.95 CDN