Islands Short Fiction Review Winners


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

The ISFR is made possible by the efforts of co-sponsors Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL), Vancouver Island University (VIU) and financial contributors – City of Nanaimo, Province of British Columbia, VIRL, and arts council members. Special thanks to our volunteers – Program Coordinator Kelsey McClean-Urquhart, Adult Judge appointment by VIU Professor Joy Gugeler, Judges – Julie Carter (Junior), Kris Ward (Youth), Margot Fedoruk and Tracy Balanik (Adult Finalists) and Sam Shelstad (Adult Winners).



Adult Category (19+):

First Place

The Smell of Danger

by Jo-Ann Svensson

Second Place

Love and Belonging

by Amy Mattes

Third Place

The False Promise of Tidy

by Kara Lindstrom

Youth Category (13–18):

First Place

Do Elephants Believe in Heaven?

by Natalie Hutchinson

Second Place

You, Death, and I

by Paul Wu

Third Place

On the Write Track

by Gabrielle Fry

Junior Category (12 and under):

First Place

Dive Deeper

by Sapphire Rhyversgaed

Second Place

Your Guide to Monsters

by Mira Vickers

Third Place

A Tail Through Time

by Alie Scarletts-Ross

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