Fiction prize winners announced

  • Nov. 10, 2003 6:00 a.m.

Submitted by the QCI Arts Council-D.R. Fraser Fiction Prize has an announcementÂ…after bundling up the manuscripts on October 1, and mailing them down to Victoria to Gary Geddes our judge.
When asked to be our judge Gary said he would be happy to take on our job considering he had just finished reading 137 books of poetry, part of the judging for the Governor General’s poetry award. Indeed he gave a critique of each submission and he selected what he believed to be the top two entries to share the prize.
The winning writers were Norma Louis of Queen Charlotte for “Dream Boxes” and Eve Wells of Sandspit for “The Sea Giveth”. Congratulations, each will receive $250.
They, along with several others who submitted manuscripts will be invited to read their works after selection of the F.W. Ellis Non-fiction Prize winners in late Spring.
The F.W. Ellis non-fiction prize will be very similar to the Fraser Prize in that the contest is open to anyone; the category is non-fiction, in English, unpublished; topic direction is: “of these Islands”; maximum length: is 3,000 words; prizes totaling $500, distribution breakdown will depend on the quality of the entries. Off Island judges’ decisions will be final. Entries, one per person, must be typed, have a covering page with the title, your name, phone and address only. Deadline is April 1, 2004 each entry to be mailed to QCI Arts Council, Box 35, Queen Charlotte, V0T 1S0. These projects are sponsored by the QCI Arts Council and the QCI Support Services Society. We want to thank all participants and the members of the Literacy Committee; and to Norma and Eve, the cheque is in the mail.