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: Prose1st 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” Poetry1st 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 AwardJustin Faba for “The Apprentice”Mark Johnston for “The Thief” The Micheline Maylor Prize for Poetic ExcellenceAnna 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 …
Prose The Thief, the Crier, and those Damned Dark AgesPhoebe’s Five-Finger RevoltFluidBy the NumbersRoll, Pitch, and YawBloomsConservationGloriaThe Canary’s CallingThree BucksA Tea Party for NomiBarred with WhiteThe Voynich Manuscript Poetry Arc Welding and the Sorcery of Premonition in Beijing, 1989 Tiananmen Square RevisitedWhat I Need is Another Hole in the HeadQuestions for David in the Presence of DeathMixed MediumThe BlurbFilthy RichNotes from a Galaxy Far, Far AwayWatershed Moments Snorkeling Finless in the Pacific. Costa RicaPlace of Origin, UnmappedAtrial Fibrillation: My Husband Gets a New DiagnosisHoneySeductionPress 0 to Speak Directly to GodCurmudgeonStubborn FucksMercurochromeMidnight on the Gibson RiverShark TeethTest CaseBallad of a Free ManThe Kettle BomberDeath Machine: Dr. Death’s Mechanical Syringe Delivered Potassium chlorideInto patients’ Veins Decision-Making TimeFirst and Second Loves
The FreeFall Annual Prose and Poetry Contest is open until April 30th, 2020. $1700 in prizes to be won plus publication in the Fall issue. For details and to enter, see the link https://freefallmagazine.ca/contest.html 1st Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $500 Sponsored by Frontenac House and AWCS 2nd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $250. Sponsored by Freehand Books 3rd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $75.00 Sponsored by FreeFall Literary Society Honourable Mention (Poetry and Fiction) $25.00 Sponsored by Freehand Books All entries are automatically entered into the Lynn C. Fraser Memorial Prize and the Micheline Maylor Prize for Poetic Excellence
FreeFall is revitalizing our blog! Stay tuned for more review, interviews, and other intriguing content to stir your imagination and intrigue the mind. To start the re-launch of the blog, here are the 2018 contest winners! Prose 1st Place: Wayne Yetman for “Cuidado” 2nd Place: Sile Englert for “Selvedge” 3rd Place: Travis Oltmann for “Veneration” Poetry 1st Place: Bruce Meyer for “To the Manor Born” 2nd place: Hadeel Abdel-Nabi for “A Man Yelled at me in the Alley and I Liked It” 3rd Place: Mark Sampson for “Dracula, Count of Transylvania, Does an MFA in Creative Writing” Honourable Mention: Bruce Meyer for “On First Looking into Bark’s Rumi” Honourable Mention: Neil Griffin for “Two Hypotheses on the Formation of Saturn’s Rings” Honourable Mention: Rhonda Collis for “Bioluminescence Bay” Lynn C. Fraser Memorial Award Suzanne Johnson for “The Art of Falling” The Micheline Maylor Prize for Poetic Excellence Evan Nielson for “A Prelapsarian Fall, c. 66, 000, 000 BC”
Come join us for the launch of the contest issue. May 26th, 2016 at Shelf Life Books 7:00 pm Readers: Ron Ostrander, Sarah Butson, Cassy Welburn, Cara Violini and Anna Brooks
FreeFall would like to congratulate our consulting editor Micheline Maylor, who has been appointed Calgary’s 2016-2018 Poet Laureate and the Artist in Residence at the Calgary Public Library!
Our 26.2 contest issue winners have been announced! Our guest judge this year, Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke has chosen the following poetry and prose pieces: Prose 1st Place: “The Dong” by Sarah Butson 2nd Place: “Penny Blossom” by Anna Brooks 3rd Place: “Day of the Dead” by Cassy Welburn Poetry 1st Place: “Daydreaming Tricia” by Michael Fraser 2nd Place: “Finlandia” by Ellie Sawatzky 3rd Place: “The Union Dead” by Michael Fraser Honourable Mention: “Old Bob’s Shadow” by Ron Ostrander Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted!
And the Chapbook contest winner is… Nanci Lee for Preparation. Congratulations Nanci! Preparation will be sent out with select issues of FreeFall 26-2 2015 Contest Short List 2015 Prose Short List: Welcome to Khyber Agency Mnemosyne Run Trust Me The Embrace Penny Blossom The Dong Day of the Dead 2015 Poetry Short List: Finlandia Daydreaming Tricia Rhinocentric Green Card Finding Elkford Batter’s box known and strange things Coureur de bois cottage slum The Union dead for the price of a penny Garage Sonnet Old Bob’s Shadow
John Vigna announced the winners of the 2014 Annual FreeFall Prose and Poetry Contest: Prose: Paul-André Betito Joy J. Henry … Kim McCullough Poetry: Michael Fraser Bruce Meyer Amber Moore Congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist. Check out our issue in May to have a gander at John’s comments.