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The 2019 FreeFall Prose and Poetry Contest Winners Are…

FreeFall Magazine is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Prose and Poetry Contest. The contest is open annually until April 30th, with $1700 in prizes to be won by Canadian writers, as well as publication in our Fall issue. This year’s contest was judged by acclaimed Canadian poet and author, Gary Barwin.

This year’s winners are:

1st place: G.A Grisenthwaite for “Three Bucks”
2nd place: Alana Rigby for “Roll, Pitch, and Yaw” 
3rd place: Cadence Mandybura for “A Tea Party for Nomi” 
Honourable Mention: Blaine Newton for “By the Numbers” 

1st place: Carol Harvey Steski for “Curmudgeon” 
2nd place: Kim Fahner for “Place of Origin, Unmapped” 
3rd place: Marsha Barber for “Atrial Fibrillation: My Husband Gets a New Diagnosis” 
Honourable Mention: Simon Peter Eggertsen for “Questions for David in the Presence of Death” 

Lynn C. Fraser Memorial Award
Justin Faba for “The Apprentice”
Mark Johnston for “The Thief” 

The Micheline Maylor Prize for Poetic Excellence
Anna Navarro for Sestina: First and Second Loves

Our sincere congratulations to all of the nominees. To earn more about the contest and view this year’s complete shortlist of nominees, visit our contest page. To read the winners, pick up the Fall 2020 issue of FreeFall Magazine.

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FreeFall is a literary magazine based in Calgary, AB. In 2008 Micheline Maylor and Lynn Fraser took over publication of FreeFall and created the FreeFall Literary Society. We publish prose, poetry, author interviews, and book reviews in two issues a year. Our mandate is to create a quality platform where new, emerging, and established writers can showcase their exquisite writing.

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