Read the 2017 winners and finalists

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 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: “Two Humpback Whales” — Jill Talbot
Second Place: “Bee Soup” (unavailable) — Kristine Stephenson
Third Place: “Sombrio Beach” — David Reichheld

HONOURABLE MENTION:
“Old Growth” — Jim Creighton
“Stick People” — J. Leigh Hirst
“Travelling to Tranquility” — Tara Douglas
“Katie” — Julia Baker
“Pros(e) of Psychosis aka the Perils of Writing“ — Violet Walter
“Tom and Choice” — Jenny Hyslop

YOUTH (13 to 18) WINNERS:
First Place: “Waiting in the Wings” — Tyler Lynch
Second Place: “A Perfect Imperfection” — Rebecca Cyr
Third Place: “Slavery of Freedom” — Sara Lewis

JUNIOR (12 AND UNDER) WINNERS:
First Place: “The Vacuum of Infinity” — Flynn Connolly Sifton
Second Place: “Patrol Chase” — Arthur Taylor
Third Place: “A Walk in the Woods” — Ember Westerhof

Read the 2016 winners and finalists