2014 Winners and Finalists

2014 Islands Short Fiction Contest

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Islands Short Fiction Contest, co-sponsored by the Nanaimo Arts Council, the Vancouver Island University Department of Creative Writing and Journalism, and the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Read the winning stories by clicking on the links below.

Adult (19 and over) Winners:

FIRST PLACE: “Oh, Lamb” (unavailable) – Lorin Medley
SECOND PLACE: “Flannelette Sheets and Blinkster” – Kim Clark
THIRD PLACE:Trains” – Brendan Abbott

HONORABLE MENTION:
Letting Go of Yuko” – Kimberley Kemmer
Migration” – Sarah Needles
Five Purple Bulbs on a String of White Lights” – Petronella van Oyen
Suicide Watch for Seniors” – Margot Fedoryk
A Grave Before Dark” – Sandra McCulloch

Youth (13 to 18) Winners:

FIRST PLACE: “Life in a Vial” – Lauren Bush
SECOND PLACE: “Monster” – Leora Middleton
THIRD PLACE: “Catching Stars” – Skylar Gruys

Junior (12 and under) Winners:

FIRST PLACE: “Lost In A Dream” – Erin Burnley
SECOND PLACE: “Seeing Through Mist” – Sara Lewis
THIRD PLACE: “Journey Up Kerona Mountain” – Brianna Boichuk