July 6, 2009 — Winners of Grain Magazine’s 21st Short Grain (with Variations) Contest
The results for Grain Magazine’s 2009 contest, Short Grain (with Variations) are in. Judges for this year’s contest were Elise Levine, Fiction, and Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen, Poetry. Winning entries and judges’ comments will be published in Grain’s Winter issue, 37.2.
Congratulations to the winners!
1st Prize, $1250—“Snakeskin Boots” by Matthew Heiti of Sudbury , ON / Fredericton , NB
2nd Prize, $750—“Head-doors” by Marilyn Gear Pilling of Hamilton, ON
1st Runner-up, $500—“Hands Like Birds” by Laura Trunkey of Victoria , BC
2nd Runner-up, $500—“A Lioness Hath Whelped in the Streets” by Nicholas Eliot of Ottawa , ON
1st Prize, $1250—“How to Shoot Skeet with My Grandfather’s Lost Double Barrel” by Danny Jacobs of Riverview , NB
2nd Prize, $750—“The Tilled Field, Joan Miro” by Medrie Purdham of Regina , SK
1st Runner-up, $500—“directions for sleep (variations from an insomniac)” by Andrea MacPherson of Cloverdale , BC
2nd Runner-up—No prize awarded