Past Contest Winners

15th Annual Poetry & Short Story Contest Winners

The Vancouver Writers Fest is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest.


Short Fiction

  • First Place: "Birdsong" by Rhonda Collis of Cobble Hill, BC
  • Second Place: "Departure" by Mark Bondyra of Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau, award-winning author Cynthia Flood, fiction writer and poet Théodora Armstrong and an editorial team from subTerrain magazine selected the winning submissions, which were judged blind.

The Rewards

1st prize - $500

2nd prize - $350

First place winners in each category will be published in subTerrain magazine .

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