CONGRATULATIONS to our Guild's Annual Short Story Winners for the 2018_2019 Season: 

Kathy Weyer (1stplace), Luke Magnotto (2nd place), and Andrew Kaplan (3rdplace). Winners received monetary awards per their placements (third place $100, second place $200, and first place $300). Carol Mann read Kathy Weir's first-place short story, “The Cleansing,” to those in attendance at the June 1st general meeting.

Submissions were judged by Lisa Moore, Professor of Creative Writing in the English Department at Memorial 

Lisa Moore has written three novels, Alligator, February and Caught, as well as a stage play, based on her novel February. She is also the author of three collections of short stories, Degrees of Nakedness, Open, and Something for Everyone. Lisa’s most recent publication is a young adult novel called Flannery.

Lisa's writing has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German, Polish, Turkish and French.

She selected and introduced The Penguin Book of Canadian Contemporary Women’s Short Stories, and Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland . Lisa was the co-editor, along with Dede Crane, of Great Expectations: 24 True Stories About Childbirth, and along with Alex Marland The Democracy Cookbook, a collection of essays about governance in Newfoundland.

Alligator and Caught, and her short story collection Open were short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her novel February was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won CBC Canada Reads in 2013. 
She is also the winner of the Writer’s Trust Engel Findley Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Canada/Caribbean region.

Lisa has written for the magazines Canadian Art, Walrus, and Elle, as well as the Globe and Mail, the  National Post and the Guardian. She is a professor of Creative Writing in the English Department at Memorial University.

The Cleansing
by Kathy Weir

Congratulations Kathy!

Ships Passing in the Night
by Luke Magnotto

Congratulations Luke!

The Chinese
Granddaughter's Tale
by Andrew Kaplan

Congratulations Andrew!

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