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Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

Liz Windhorst Harmer was awarded with the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize for her piece “Blip” which is featured in the latest issue of The Malahat Review. It was chosen by the final judge John Vaillant from among 160 entries. Valliant writes, ” The author’s confidence in her story and her craft was evident throughout, revealing itself in the clarity and cadence of the sentences and by a notable (and refreshing) absence of simile and metaphor. The words and what they conveyed were strong enough on their own that there was no need for amping them up with adjectives or outside associations. There is also a lyrical quality in this piece that made me want to hear it read aloud, in other words ‘told’ to me, as opposed to written.”

Robert Colman, “The Word Is Man”
Abigail Gascho Landis, “Inside a River”
Madeline Sonik, “Dead Ewes”
Dale Scott Waters, “The Light, The Light, The Horror, The Horror”
Terence Young, “Almost Home Again”

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