Contest Rules and Submission Information
There are four categories:
Last year, we received an unprecedented volume of submissions. To ensure we can be genuine and accountable, we will post a timeline for announcements on this page in mid-September so that entrants can know when to expect results. Announcements will be made in our newsletter and social media.
Announcements will be:
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm PST on August 31, 2022.
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Junie Désil is a poet - born of immigrant (Haitian) parents on the Traditional Territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka in the island known as Tiohtià:ke (Montréal) and raised in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg). Junie’s debut poetry collection, eat salt | gaze at the ocean (Talonbooks 2020), was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
KT Wagner writes short speculative fiction, loves to knit and is a collector of strange plants, weird trivia and obscure tomes. Her work is published and podcast with Pulp Literature, Cloud Lake Literary, Sylvia Magazine, Neo-opsis, Daily Science Fiction, Toasted Cake and more. KT graduated from Simon Fraser University’s Writers Studio in 2015 (Southbank 2013). She organizes writer events and works to create literary community. KT can be found online at www.northernlightsgothic.com and @KT_Wagner
Creative Non-FictionChristina Myers
Christina Myers is a writer, editor and former journalist based in Surrey. Her novel The List of Last Chances (2021) was longlisted for the 2022 Leacock Medal (winner TBA fall 2022), and she was the editor of the IPPY-award winning anthology BIG: Stories About Life in Plus-Sized Bodies (2020). She is currently at work on her next novel and an essay collection. She continues to freelance part-time and teaches writing through SFU's continuing studies.
Jenn Ashton is an Award-winning Coast Salish author and visual artist. Her book of Short Stories, People Like Frank, and Other Stories from the Edge of Normal (TidewaterPress 2020) was shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award 2021, and again for her short story Hail Mary Mother of Pearl in 2022. Jenn is the Writer in Residence at the British Columbia History Magazine, an Authenticity Reader for Penguin/Random House USA and currently reads History at Oxford University. When she is not writing, painting, or teaching, she enjoys cedar and wool weaving, making regalia and being in her greenhouse.