Submitted by Annick on
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:53pm

 

Halifax, NS – The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is pleased to announce the winners and the shortlist for this year's Atlantic Writing Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.


CREATIVE NON-FICTION PRIZE
Winner: Jeremy Smith, In The Kitchen
Honourable Mention: Jo Shawyer, Points of View
Esther Kennedy, Driven to an Act of Desperation
Zoe D'Amato, Travel Ingrained

H.R. (BILL) PERCY NOVEL PRIZE
Winner: Maureen St. Clair, Judith and Sola
Honourable Mention: Bridget Canning, Impulse
Tim Reeves-Horton, If You Meet Foard Whynot, Kill Him
Lorraine Buck, The Turning Window
Warren Redman, Bernie Waxman and the Whistling Kettle

POETRY PRIZE
Winner: Wade Ells, Tricks in the Tide
Sheila Graham-Smith, What Have We Given
Cheri Wilson, The Weather Poems
Emily Leeson, The Black River Poems
Tela Purcell, Living With the Outdoors

BUDGE WILSON SHORT STORY PRIZE
Winner: Dominic Wilcott, Child of Somalia
Honourable Mention: Jan Moffett, Anxiety and Austin
Ethel Belliveau, Trepidation
Colin van Vulpen, The Light Keeper
Luke MacNeill, Mine

JOYCE BARKHOUSE WRITING FOR CHILDREN PRIZE
Winner: Sara Jewell, Moon Tide
Heather Jenkins, The King, The Baron and the Talking Crow
Judy MacLean, What Can I Think About?

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL PRIZE
Winner: Nicole Fraser, Through the Door
Mary Dodd, E. B. Nickel and the Upper Tantallon Peculiarity
Charlotte Mendel, A Rocking Chair

The winning authors will be reading from their manuscripts at The Word on the Street on Saturday, September 19th. The reading and prize presentation will take place in the BMO Community Room of the Halifax Central Library from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating these emerging voices in Atlantic Canadian writing. 

ABOUT: The Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC) was established in 1975 under the auspices of the Nova Scotia Branch of the Canadian Authors' Association and has been administered by the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia since 1976. Emerging writers throughout Atlantic Canada may submit work in six categories: creative non-fiction, novel, poetry, short story, writing for children, and young adult novel. All entrants receive written comments on their manuscripts. Manuscripts are evaluated for their originality, creativity, and quality of writing, and comments may appraise a wide range of literary techniques as well as matters such as structure and plot. The deadline for the 2016 competition will be January 7, 2016. Click here for submission guidelines and category information.

Established in 1976, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia works to provide advice and assistance to writers at all stages of their careers; to encourage greater public recognition of writers and their achievements; and to enhance the literary arts in our regional and national culture. More information about WFNS and its programs is available at www.writers.ns.ca.  

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MEDIA CONTACT: 
Robin Spittal, Communications & Development Officer
P: 902.423.8116 E: programs@writers.ns.ca