17th Annual Poetry & Short Story Contest Winners
The Vancouver Writers Fest is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Poetry & Short Story Writing Contest!
- First Place: “Groundwater” by Mark MacKichan of Vancouver, BC
- Second Place: “Signs of Life” by Claire Matthews of Vancouver, BC
- First Place: “Making Beds with Cordelia at the Avalon Motel in Osoyoos, BC. Summer, 1973: A Soliloquy” by Susan Alexander of Bowen Island, BC
- Second Place: “Elegy at the Trailer Park” by Cornelia Hoogland of Hornby Island, BC
A total of 200 poems and short stories were submitted to the contest this year. Our 2015 contest judges were Evelyn Lau, Sheryda Warrener and Jordan Abel. All entries were judged blind.
First place winners in each category will receive $500 and will be published in subTerrain magazine. Second place winners will receive $350. To view the winning entries, click on the entry's name above.