Islands Short Fiction Contest Winners



Congratulations to all the winners of the Islands Short Fiction Contest.

Special thanks to the Vancouver Island Regional Library and to Vancouver Island University. They both co-sponsored the contest by contributing personnel and prizes. Thanks as well to the Nanaimo Foundation, for providing a grant to support the participation of children and youth. We also would like to thank our core funders, the City of Nanaimo and the British Columbia Arts Council.


Adult Category (19+):

First Place

Green Apples

by Doni Eve

Second Place

Spellcaster’s Hands

by Jonathan Lyster

Third Place

The Wages of War

by Holda Weissfloch

Youth Category (13–18):

First Place


by Luansian Llewellyn

Second Place

Long Live the King

by Lily Strachan

Third Place

An Articulate Shadow

by Miriam Mulatu

Junior Category (12 and under):

First Place


by Leonie Murdoch

Second Place

The Brave and Mighty Pato

by Reesa Coulson

Third Place

The Adventures of Mel B. Hargrove

by Maila Hosie

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