EVENT is thrilled to announce that two of our contributors were awarded prizes in Fiction at the 34th Annual National Magazine Awards, held on June 10, 2011 in Toronto.
Jeff Stautz was awarded the Gold prize in Fiction for his story “Asymptote,” which was published in EVENT 39.2.
Jesus Hardwell won the Silver prize for “Sandcastles,” which also appeared in EVENT 39.2.
And Monty Reid received an Honourable Mention for his poems “Smoke”; “Update from the ATM”; and “For a New Kitchen”, which were published in EVENT 39.1.
Jeff Stautz is a MFA candidate at UBC. He has received a BC Arts Council scholarship and a Fishtrap Fellowship, and has been a writer-in-residence at the Montana Artists’ Refuge. His work has appeared most recently in The First Line.
Jesus Hardwell’s short fiction has appeared in The Dalhousie Review, The Windsor Review, Front & Centre, Exile and The Journey Prize Anthology #21. He recently completed a collection of stories, Easy Living, and is currently at work on a number of plays and a vocal chamber drama, The Star-Knot Variations.
lives in Ottawa and works at the Canadian Museum of Nature. His many publications include A Poem That Ends with Murder
(Apt. 9 Press, 2009), The Luskville Reductions
(Brick Books, 2008) and Lost in the Owl Woods
(BookThug, 2007). He plays guitar and mandolin in the band Call Me Katie.
EVENT offers our sincere congratulations to Jeff, Jesus, Monty, and to all the NMA winners!