It is with great excitement that the Federation of BC Writers announces the Long List for our Literary Contests. 

We know the results took a lot longer than we had hoped and for that reason, we want to share our process.

This year, we consolidated all of our different contests into one larger event.  The Federation was able to spread the word about the contest much more effectively and to that end, we had more than triple our anticipated entries.  Despite this, we wanted to make certain that all entries got a fair chance.  Every single piece that was submitted was first vetted for contest rules; we then sent all qualifying entries to our readers who used a marking metric to evaluate each piece.   From there, the long list was generated which was sent to our Judges.  The Judges, having the metrics used for the reading handy, set out to evaluate the long list, identify a short list, a runner up, and the winner in each category.

We are so excited to share the results with you today.  The overall calibre of the entries was high and judging was not easy.  All of you who submitted should be very proud of your work.

Without further ado, the Federation of BC Writers is pleased to share the Long List

Congratulations everyone,


Bryan Mortensen

Executive Director

Federation of BC Writers


A Time to WeepGraham Kelly
Coffee HeartsKim June Johnson
Curtain CallDoris Corcese
fRag_mENTSMarianne Pengelly
From This LandJaymie Campbell
Hand OutCorey Siemens
Imagine Baba Shakar GanjMeharoona Ghani
Kung Foolish: My Return to the Partial Arts       Mark LeBourdais
Leave With What You Came WithVicki McLeod
Mac the GunTerry Matada
Parting GiftsRayya Liebich
Queen MomCornelia Hoogland
ShuswapMichael Lalonde
The Bottom of the ExhalationDhana Musil
The BridgeJo-Ann Svensson
The ElementsDoley Henderson
Twenty Minute Workout: Crushing a CrushCatherine Lewis
When We Had WingsEdythe Anstey Hanen
Wildfire SeasonShirley Harshenin
With Apologies to VanessaNatalie Wigg-Stevenson       



Title Author
A Certain Day with Furniture Cliff Hatcher
A Flash of Incubation Mike McArthur
Beach Stones Jim Bottomley
Flip Your Lid Jennifer Rathwell
Ghostwriter Miriam Clavir
Lady Shoes Veronica Knox
Ma Chere Petite Rouge Christer Bonner
Missed Connection John Geddes
No Windswept Corner Valerie Fletcher Adolph       
Not Her Own Voice Keltie Zubko
On the Open River Becky Franklyn
Peach Pie Doni Eve
Representation Matters Zilla Jones
Sin Techo Kit Pepper
The Demon Fufu Louise Dumayne
The Hummingbird Carolyne Montgomery
The Laburnum Tree Martin Borden
The People Next Door Zilla Jones
The Pool Light Estella Kuchta
The Wind Whispered the Spirit Back to Its Rest        Wanda Taylor



Title Author
(Un)inhabited Moni Brar
Dirge Julie Mahfood
Entering the Nest Baxter Huston
Fading Kerry Lou Richardson
Full Circle Kerry Lou Richardson       
Glean: A Duplex Wendy Donawa
Hair Ellen Jaffe
It is a Salmon in the Sea Diane Massam
Late(ral) Move Diane Massam
Lockdown Miranda Burgess
Of Wind and Trees Meenal Shrivastava
Pandemic Memories: Lessons from the Silver Screen        Wendy Donawa
Shade Woman Wanda Taylor
Small Song for the Opioid Poisoned Susan Alexander
Sweetness of Smoked Salmon Norma Kerby
The Lover Who Gives too Much is Exploited Sandi Johnson
The Pandemic Puzzle Sue Foley-Currie
Threshold Lorraine Gane
Tulips bought from a store Katherine Munro
Two End of Summer Meditations for My Love Linda Crosfield



Title Author
August 14 C Z
1964: Lush, Wet, Red Jana Danniels
Canadian Garden Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki       
Conversing with Nature SF Broad
Cross Over Gail Madjzoub
Library Call Karen Hamling
Lowercase Sisters Barbara Black
One Man Tent Norma Kerby
Seven Years Ago Today Rayya Liebich
She Knew I Had It In Me Jana Danniels
Snowflakes Pamela Medland
Stress Kieran Egan
The Cellist Renate Ford
The Jaeger Family Theatre        Barbara Black
The Jumper Clare Winstanley
To Raise a Gun Claire Lawrence
Up in the Air Marianne Pengelly
Vestigial Structures Lynn Hutchinson Lee
Vocabulary Development J Bridgeman
We Do Not Lie Down Barbara Black


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