Islands Short Fiction Review Winners


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

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 Program Coordinators – Jenaya Shaw and Laurent Lemay, Judges – Julie Carter (Junior), Darby Love (Youth), Elke Sorensen and Tracy Balanik (Adult Finalists) and Kathy Page (Adult Winners).




Adult Category (19+):

First Place


by Shelley A. Leedahl

Second Place

May Long Weekend

by Amy Mattes

Third Place

Plain Jane

by Kara Lindstrom

Youth Category (13–18):

First Place


by Catriona Hicks

Second Place


by Lilika Bagshaw

Third Place

Lost Woman

by Cosmo Marchand

Junior Category (12 and under):

First Place

Glass Tiger

by Leah Dunham

Second Place

Ocean Friend

by Elliot Richardson

Third Place


by Josephine Sawyer

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