AMFSS Contest Winners announced …

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 13th Annual Literary Short Story Competition for Emerging Writers. 

Our Short Story competition is a yearly opportunity for writers to explore the short story, a literary art form made popular by 2013 Nobel laureate Alice Munro

The contest winners were announced at the Alice Munro Festival awards luncheon this past Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Wingham, Ontario.

Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story writing competition winners:

Adult category 

– 1st Place: Plates Don't Fall by Marlan Siren, Grand Bend
– 2nd Place: Finders by Carolyn Huizinga Mills, Breslau
– 3rd Place: Corralled by Patti-Kay Hamilton, Fort Smith, NWT

Youth category

– 1st Place: Imaginary Heart by Isabella Sheptak, Beaumont, Alberta
– 2nd Place: Hidden Deeper by Grace Eaton, Toronto
– 3rd Place: Three Black Roses by Grace McAuley, Goderich

Special category

The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation Youth Award for an emerging author in his or her twenties, from the Greater Toronto Area:

No Worse than Other Places by Ginny Monaco, Toronto.

Thank you to all of the emerging writers who entered this year's competition. Our judges were impressed by quality of all of the entries they reviewed. The judges tell us that they had a very hard go of it as the competition was strong and all the entries were examples of writing talent, strong prose skills and creative spirit.