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Winter Words Writing Contest

The Winter Words Writing contest submission deadline has passed.

This year we are excited to announce that BC author Karen Lee White will be judging this year’s writing competition. Karen Lee White is a Northern Salish, Tuscarora, Chippewa, and Scots writer from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Adopted into the Daklaweidi Wolf Clan of the Interior Tlingit/Tagish, people on whose lands the heart of Bonewalker unfolds, Karen’s first novel, The Silence (2018 Exile Editions), went into a second printing within weeks of release. In 2018, Karen was commissioned by the Banff Centre for Fables for the 21st Century, and in 2017 she was awarded the Indigenous Art Award for Writing by the Hnatyshyn Foundation. Her work has been featured in various literary journals and anthologies, and she is also a playwright, having been commissioned by theatres in Vancouver and Victoria.

1st Place – 2023 Writing Contest

Snowsuit Winter-boot Silence

Denise Pawliuk The door opens and cold air rushes at my cheeks. Over the threshold...

It’s a Wonderful Life

(Excerpt from NAHTAY, Dreamer; Chapter 2: Harry Chalo Dickie) By Kerissa Dickie There were two fires...

2nd Place – 2023 Writing Contest

No Shadows

Nancy Stevens Today we cast no shadows  but footprints in the snow give us away...

Mistaken M O

Bev Cobbett The dog never bothered the Christmas lights that hung from the eves down...

Honorable Mentions – 2023 Writing Contest

The Storm

Dawn Travis Twelve months earlier, the evening Skies had blossomed into a glorious display Of...

The First Time I Saw Your Dog

Pamela den Ouden The first time I saw your dog, I knew you were my...

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