Roots to Branches is a new anthology series published by the Federation of BC Writers that features the winners and shortlisted authors from its annual Literary Contests. Volume 1 showcases more than thirty writers of creative non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and short fiction, with pieces that are moving, reflective, funny, and sly. With a refreshing array of voices, this anthology celebrates literary excellence in British Columbia and beyond.
Estella Carolye Kuchta
Jennifer Zaplitny Rathwell
C. E. M. Winstanley
The Federation of British Columbia Writers functions on the unceded and ancestral territories of many Indigenous peoples and cultures. As champions of language, we cherish the oral and written traditions of the Indigenous peoples of this land. We commit to uplift the voices and stories of equity-deserving peoples and communities wherever we work.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this anthology possible: contest administrator Jessica Cole; staff and contest readers Liisa Atva, Tara Borin, Barb Cameron, Megan Cole, Angela Douglas, Meaghan Hackinen, Hope Lauterbach, Cadence Mandybura, Susan McLachlin, Bryan Mortensen, Rachel Muller, Kamal Parmar, Abby Pelaez, Fay Roth, Diana Skrepnyk, Emma Turner, and Cristy Watson; contest judges Kerry Gilbert, Chelene Knight, Al Rempel, Ursula Vaira, and KT Wagner; proofreader Cindi Jackson; and all the writers who trusted their work with us by submitting to the 2021 Literary Contests.