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CHOICE WORKS

Volume Nine September 2003

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 8. All winners receive a copy.

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 87 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Catherine McVicar of Peterborough ON for the story Finny .

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Dan Starks of Airdie, AB for the story Say Cheese!

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the April 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Walter Kent of Toronto, ON for the story Computer Play .

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the December 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Elsie Zachary-Kennedy of Ridgeway, ON for the story The Meeting.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the February 2004 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Sylvia Woehl of Ridgeway, ON for the story The Journey.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2003 issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Cara Taylor of Cambridge, ON for the story Chipmunk Crossing.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the [TBA ] issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Debbie Okun Hill of Camlachie, ON for the story Sparks from an Unplugged TV.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the [TBA] issue as well as in Choice Works 9 to Micki Harper of Perth, ON for the story Angel of the Night.

Congratulations to all .

ISSN: 1492-9252 ISBN:1-896331-88-2 | 36 pages 5" x 8" softcover chapbook | $5.95 CDN ($9.00 shipping and taxes included)