The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.
HR (BILL) PERCY ADULT NOVEL PRIZE
WINNER: Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy, Never Speak of this Again
WINNER: Jana Traff, In The White of Grief
BUDGE WILSON SHORT STORY PRIZE
WINNER: Amanda Peters, Crows
HONOURABLE MENTION: Adam Fiske, City of Goodbyes
CREATIVE NON-FICTION PRIZE
WINNER: Melissa Friedman, Gastown to Grey
JOYCE BARKHOUSE WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT PRIZE
WINNER: Laureen Van Lierop, Beach Meadow Friends
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.
Congratulations to all the writers who made the shortlist in a very competitive field. You can find the shortlist here.