The Fiddlehead and the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the winners of the third annual New Brunswick Book Awards, which were handed out at an awards presentation at the Lily Lake Pavilion in Saint John on Friday, June 8. A total of 36 total submissions were received. Congratulations to all the nominees, and thanks again to the judges: Angie Abdou, Sheree Fitch, Susan Gillis, and Andrew Westoll!
The winners, who each received $500 prizes, are as follows:
Look for poems from Catherine Seton in our upcoming Summer 2018 Poetry Issue!
Three books of reference are my secret sauce: Jerome Irving Rodale’s The Synonym Finder, 1978; from the Editors of Reader’s Digest, Reader’s Digest Illustrated Reverse Dictionary: Find the Words at the Tip of Your Tongue, 1990; and Theodore M. Bernstein’s Bernstein’s Reverse Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1988. All are available at online used book sites.
For sheer musical delight, I turn to the joyful word-play of Atsuro Riley’s Romey’s Order.
Welcome to our 2018 Spring issue! Read the winning poems and excerpts from the winning stories from our 27th annual literary contest. And as editor Ross Leckie puts it: "Pick up the gorgeous spring issue and you can bend its soft pages this way and that, pulling an early spring toward you or stretching the snowy pages toward May flowers."