BC & Yukon Flash 2020 Contest - Short List Announcement

30 Oct 2020 7:21 PM | Bryan Mortensen (Administrator)

Nine authors are on the short list for this year’s BC & Yukon Flash 2020 Fiction Contest presented by the Federation of British Columbia Writers. 

The contest has been judged by Karen Schauber who is a Flash Fiction writer obsessed with the form. Her work appears in 50 international literary magazines and anthologies, including Bending Genres, Ekphrastic Review, Fiction Southeast, New Flash Fiction Review, and Spelk Fiction. The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings (Heritage House, 2019), celebrating the Canadian modernist landscape painters, is her first editorial/curatorial flash fiction anthology.

The short list is:

  • Doley Henderson for "A River Journey"
  • Larry Brown for “Condo”
  • Lulu Keating for “Green Panic”
  • Sonja Larsen for “Mermaids of East Vancouver”
  • Vicki McLeod for “My People Came Down from the Mountain”
  • Cathleen With for “Oshi”
  • Lulu Keating for “Pale Pony Express”
  • Cornelia Hoogland for “Somewhere My Love”
  • David Reichheld for “Washing Up
  • Anneliese Schultz for “Wish You Well”

Winners will be announced on November 15th, 2020.

The first prize is $350 and the winning entry will be published in WordWorks, the magazine of the Federation of British Columbia Writers. The B.C. Yukon Flash Fiction Contest, a competition for original, unpublished flash fiction stories, up to 500 words in length invited submissions from around the world. The contest closed on October 1st.  To ensure all work was judged fairly, all entries were required to be submitted without the name of the author inside the document. No limit was set on how many entries an author could submit.


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