Submitted by Robin on
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:20pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the shortlists for this year's Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts. The winners will be announced on May 17, 2017. 

HR (BILL) PERCY ADULT NOVEL PRIZE

Carol Moreira, Culture Shock
Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy, Never Speak of this Again
Angela Ripley, Eve Unknown 

POETRY PRIZE

Ryan Eavis, Firefall
Bethany Lake, Us: Inside and Out
Cheri Wilson, Dominion
Joyce Caines, The Selkie Way
Jana Traff, In The White of Grief 

BUDGE WILSON SHORT STORY PRIZE

Amanda Peters, Crows
Francene Gillis, Yesterday's Coffee
Cheri Wilson, The Prize
Adam Fiske, City of Goodbyes

CREATIVE NON-FICTION PRIZE

Thomas Harris, Beatrice
Jen Schwetje, Of Coffee, Eggs and Discontent
Melissa Friedman, Gastown to Grey 

JOYCE BARKHOUSE WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT PRIZE

Laureen Van Lierop, Beach Meadow Friends
John Ure, Pastrami
John Graham-Poole, Blood Work 

The winning authors will read from their manuscripts at the Celebration of Emerging Writers on Saturday, June 10th at 2 PM. The reading and prize presentation will take place at the Halifax Central Library's Paul O'Regan Hall. The graduates of the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program will also be reading from their work at this event. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating these emerging voices in Nova Scotian writing.