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Press Release:
For immediate release, July 6, 2009

Contact: Violette Malan, 613-272-3591


Congratulations To Our Short Story Winners

This was a very successful year for the short story contest, which received a record-breaking 25 submissions from as far away as New Brunswick. After challenging deliberations, the judges made the following choices:

  • 1st Prize: "The Assizes", by Marianne Miller of Toronto and Kingston, ON. A evocative whodunnit about the itinerant court.
  • 2nd Prize: "Applewood", by Lucinda Dopson of Delta, ON. A creepy tale of country justice.
  • 3rd Prize: "The Trout", by Jane Watson of Ottawa, ON. A delicate vignette of a woman scorned.

Honourable Mentions:

  • "Gas Chamber", by Ken McBeath of Perth, ON. A story of just desserts.
  • "Not to be Trifled With", by Bill Newman of Ottawa, ON.