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CHOICE WORKS

Volume Fourteen March 2006

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 14. All winners receive a copy.

This round of winners painstakingly chosen from the 44 entries received is:

  • FIRST PRIZE ($100), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Maryanne Pope of Calgary, AB for the story Squirrel at the Birdbell

  • SECOND PRIZE ($50), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Micheal Osborn and Cody McCabe of Dunchurch, ON for the story The Chupacabra.

  • THIRD PRIZE ($25), one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Neil Kroetsch of Montreal, QC for the story From Father to Son

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Deb Mowatt of Cambridge, ONfor the story Dog Tired

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the June 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Jim Spicer of Oakville, ON for the story Waiting For Love.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Anne McGee of Northridge, CA , USA for the story The Painting.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the August 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Dana Petko of Sarnia, ON for the story The Falls.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Kathleen Schmitt of Winnipeg, MB for the story Straight to the Heart.

  • Honourable Mention prize, one-year subscription of the CWJ ($35) and publication in the October 2006 issue as well as in Choice Works 14 to Peggy Fletcher of Sarnia, ON for the story Game Time

Congratulations to all.

ISSN 1492-9252 ISBN 1-894747-22-4 WMPub#111 | 24 pages 5" x 8" softcover chapbook | $5.95 CDN ($9.00 shipping and taxes included)