We're pleased to announce that Yasuko Thanh will be judging this year's 2021 Fiction contest!
Yasuko Thanh is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from Vancouver Island. She won the 2009 Journey Prize for the title story in her collection Floating Like the Dead. Her first novel, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, a historical tale set in Vietnam, won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2016. Her best-selling memoir, Mistakes to Run With, reflects on her journey from a runaway to prostitute to a successful writer. She lives in Victoria with her daughter, and is currently at work on a novel.
There will be one prize of $2000 for the winning short story. Check out the contest submission guidelines for more information!
This year's contest deadline is Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (postmarked for mailed entries and 11:59 pm Atlantic Standard Time for Submittable entries).
Good luck to all entrants!