Shame Cycle Short-Listed for PRISM Fiction Contest

Out of more than 300 submissions, my short story “Shame Cycle” has been selected as one of ten finalists for PRISM international‘s 2012 Short Fiction Contest! Read PRISM‘s news release here. Jessica Grant will judge the finalists. Final results are expected within a couple weeks.

This is the second time “Shame Cycle” has been short-listed for a Canadian fiction prize. The story received finalist consideration in Matrix Magazine‘s (Montreal) LitPop contest. PRISM international is based out of Vancouver and published by the Creative Writing Program of the University of British Columbia. Apparently Canucks enjoy my tale of shame and transgression. God love ’em for it.

Wish me luck!

LitPop + Montreal Pop+ Twheele = Street Cred?

A story of mine has been short-listed for Matrix Magazine’s LitPop Fiction Contest!

Wish me luck. The winner receives round-trip travel to Montreal, a stay at a bed-and-breakfast, honorarium, publication, a reception, and VIP pass to the Pop Montreal Festival.  All of this is pretty exciting and I’m thrilled to be up for final consideration. There’s something about free travel being included in a prize that really gets me going–and returning to Montreal would be that much more special.

This is the fifth time I’ve been short-listed for a short story contest, with a previous win of Boulevard’s Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers.