Read the 2016 Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 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: “A Clean Slate” – Tracy Balanik
Second Place: “Belinda Polanski” – Janet Miller
Third Place: “The Korean Tea Set” – Amanda Hale

HONOURABLE MENTION:
“Arden and the Animals” – Judy Mayhew
“Downhill” – Harold Macy
“Les Doigts du Diable” – Hilda Weissfloch
“Ocean Spell” – Andrea Plain
“The Knife in the Closet” – Taelon Pinto

YOUTH (13 TO 18) WINNERS:
First Place: “The Burning Oak” – Ally Howard
Second Place: “Master of Disguise” – Avery W. Creed
Third Place: “The Ramshackle Headsman” – Stefan van Dusen

JUNIOR (12 AND UNDER) WINNERS:
First Place: “Through the Howl of the Wind” – Simone Urie
Second Place: “Girl of Enlightenment” – Sara Lewis
Third Place: “The Song of the People” – Ella Hannesson

HONOURABLE MENTION:
“Main Drain” – Perry Rockwell Sloane

Read the 2015 winners and finalists