We're thrilled to announce the winners of the 31st annual Short Grain Contest!
We'd like to thank Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg for their ongoing support, which has enabled us to continue to hold this contest.
We'd also like to thank our 2019 judges, Karen Solie (poetry) and Joshua Whitehead (fiction), for their thoughtful reading and expertise in choosing this year's winners.
First place: “Middle of Nowhere” by Roni Muench
Second place: “The Settler” by Shandell Houlden
Third place: “Don’t Tell Pablo” by Cora Siré
“Small Fires Burned in Newspaper Boxes” by Chelsea Comeau
“Lady with the Big Head Chronicle” by Angélique Lalonde
First place: “Horizontal gene transfer” by Bradley Peters
Second place: “Walking with Lions” by Bert Almon
Third place: “330 + 1 Lakes” by Sarah Pelletier
“Flood” by Tara Borin
“The Reasons Why My Younger Self Will Not Surrender Her Memories to Me” by Tea Gerbeza
The six winning entries will be published in the Fall issue of Grain.
Congratulations to all of the winners and honourable mentions!