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CHOICE WORKS

Volume Thirteen September 2005

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. For an annual updated list of writing competitions in Canada, please see The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar.

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 $35). 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. Choice Works $5.95 CDN | $5.00 U.S. ($9.00 shipping and taxes included) This copy of Choice Works is Volume 13. All winners receive a copy.

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.

Congratulations to all.

ISSN 1492-9252 ISBN 1-894747-15-1 WMPub#1113 | 24 pages 5" x 8" softcover chapbook | $5.95 CDN ($9.00 shipping and taxes included)