2016 Non-Fiction Contest

And the winners are…

  • ‘So Long and Thanks for all the Fish’ by Maureen Bayless, Vancouver, BC
  • ‘Dark Spots’ by Caitlin Crawshaw, Edmonton, AB
  • ‘On Watch’ by Hilary Dean, Scarborough, ON

The three winning entries, along with Ayelet Tsabari’s judge’s essay, appeared in EVENT 45/3.

Congratulations to all the other short-listed entrants:

  • ‘The Reminiscence Effect’ by Nicole Boyce, Calgary, AB
  • ‘Love Story’ by Jane Campbell, Vancouver, BC
  • ‘How Touching’ by Clarissa Green, Vancouver, BC
  • ‘The Damned’ by Richard Kelly Kemick, Calgary, AB
  • ‘The Five Seasons of Grief’ by Laila Malik, Toronto, ON
  • ‘In Hiding’ by Dhana Musil, North Vancouver, BC
  • ‘The 21-lb Chinook Salmon’ by Kevin Shaw, London, ON
  • ‘Criminals’ by Madeline Sonik, Victoria, BC
  • ‘Notes from Molenbeek’ by Elaine van der Geld, Brussels, Belgium

Thanks to those writers who sent manuscripts to us–we received 132 entries in 2016–and to our contest readers and judge! Visit our Contest page for details on the next contest.

Guest Judge: Ayelet Tsabari

Ayelet Tsabari

Ayelet Tsabari’s first book, The Best Place on Earth, won the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and has been published internationally. In 2013, Ayelet was named as one of ten Canadian writers to watch by CBC and in 2014 she was awarded a Chalmers Arts Fellowship. Her non-fiction has won a National Magazine Award, a Western Magazine Award, and The New Quarterly‘s in-house Edna Staebler award. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA Program at Guelph, and lives in Toronto, where she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto.