With thanks to Jim Wilson of Oregon for the reminder...here are the names of the winners of the SiWC 2008 Writing Contest. The winner of each category is followed by the two honourable mentions:
Mall Girl by Elissa Vann Struth
Beseech by Ray Jones
Glass Curtains by Susan Pieters
Testimony Suite by Angela Long
Walking With Water by Dan Neil
The Secret by Virginia McCausland
Forgotten Lives by Roxanne Gregory
Comme Il Faut by Anne Herman
Droplets of Hope by Angela Long
Writing for Young People Award
Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
Secret Friends Club by Dana Remillard
October Storm by Hélène Boudreau
Congratulations to all who entered, and special felicitations to the winners. We'd like to thank our judges again; Diana Gabaldon and Jack Whyte (Storyteller's Award), Shelley Hrdlitschka and James McCann (Writing for Young People Award), Bernice Lever and Susan McCaslin (Poetry Award) and Elizabeth Lyon and Lois Peterson (Non-Fiction Award). We'd also like to thank contest assistants Kathy Chung and Rose Holck and conference assistant Ingrid Roeske for their hard work. It takes a lot of strong voices to put a contest like this one together, and each and every one of you deserves a special word of thanks.
Over the next four days, we'll be featuring excerpts from the winning entries. SiWC 2008 Anthologies are still available at a cost of $10 + postage, just in case you'd like to read the winners in their entirety. If you'd like a copy, drop me a line at email@example.com and I'll make sure we get one off to you.
Congratulations once again to our winners!
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