Nova Writes Competition winners

Congratulations to the winning and shortlisted authors for the 2021 edition of Nova Writes!

Budge Wilson Short Fiction Prize

Winner: Bob Mann, “Shepherd’s Pie Friday”

Shortlist: Barbara Darby, Verna Feehan, Joyce McGeehan, Marie Thompson
Judge: Jacqueline Dumas

H.R. (Bill) Percy Short Creative Non-Fiction Prize

Winner: Kate Burnham, “Poster Child”

Shortlist: Catherine Banks, Emma Dubois, Halina St. James
Judge: Jeff Miller

Joyce Barkhouse Children’s Lit Prize

Winner: Heidi Tattrie Rushton, “Pet Tales”

Shortlist: Jodi Reid
Judge: Daphne Greer

Rita Joe Poetry Prize

Winner: Lindsey Harrington, “Dispatches from Red Bridge”

Shortlist: Emily Dodge, Margaret Schwartz
Judge: Margo Wheaton

Celebration of Emerging Writers

Join us on June 2, 7pm Atlantic, for our annual Celebration of Emerging Writers: a free virtual reading by 10 superstar emerging writers!

Winners of the Nova Writes Competition:

  • Bob Mann (with fiction judge Jacqueline Dumas)
  • Kate Burnham (with creative nonfiction judge Jeff Miller)
  • Heidi Tattrie Rushton (with children’s lit judge Daphne Greer)
  • Lindsey Harrington (with poetry judge Margo Wheaton)

Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program grads:

  • Lori McKay (with YA novel mentor Tom Ryan)
  • Justyne Leslie (with poetry mentor Rebecca Thomas)
  • Robert de la Chevotiere (with novel mentor Evelyn White)
  • Nicolas Paquette (with YA novel mentor Sylvia Gunner)
  • Danica Roache (with novel mentor Stephanie Doment)
  • Martha Mutale (with poetry mentor El Jones)
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