Final winner to be announced during public reading
What: Okanagan Short Story Contest winners announcement
Who: Shortlisted contestants, writing judge Dania Tomlinson
When: Thursday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Milkcrate Records, 527 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna, V1Y 6L8
UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) is pleased to share the finalists of the 2019 Okanagan Short Story Contest.
The top winners will be announced at a special event at Milkcrate Records in Kelowna on April 25. This free event is open to the public. Previous winner, Dania Tomlinson, will select winning submissions. Tomlinson will also read from her latest project.
Shortlisted authors: adult category
- Victoria Alvarez, Castañas
- Carey Chernoff, Now
- Michael Griffin, Crart
- Marc Lanthier, Goodnight, Irene
- Chris McMahen, The Evolution of Marshmallow Salad
- Erin Scott, Turn First to the Body in Real Space
- Glenna Turnbull, Carousel
- Katie Welch, Saint Watching Over House About To Burn
Shortlisted authors: high school category
- Emily Bauer, Different Directions
- Aria Davis, A Silver Necklace
- Akke Englund, Meadowside Manor
- Alyssa Kong, Ich Habe Mich Verloren
- Jayden Player, Riley’s News
- Carissa Rombough-Kron, The Raven On The Fence
The Okanagan Short Story Contest awards the best new short stories by writers in the Southern Interior of British Columbia: east of Hope, west of the Alberta border, north of the US border and south of Williams Lake. Past winners have gone on to publish with Penguin Random House, Arsenal Pulp Press, and NeWest Press, as well as numerous national and international publications.
The Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation co-sponsored the 2019 contest, allowing FCCS to award larger winning purse this year: $1,000 for first place, $400 for second place and $200 for third. This year there is also a new $200 award for the top short story by a high-school student. Co-sponsors are FCCS, Kelowna Capital News and the Central Okanagan Foundation.
About UBC’s Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca.