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Read Sean Cullen's Twitter mystery  »

The renaissance man and Arthur Ellis Award-winning author has published his first-ever Twitter mystery, "The Headless Soprano."

2015 CBC Short Story Prize: Winner and runners-up  »

Find out who won this year's prize.





2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Downriver" by Salina Brydson  »

A woman living in the isolated North claims a bounty for a love gone sour.

2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Mule Deer" by Kirsten Madsen  »

A random encounter gives an aimless young woman something to talk about.





2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Skinned" by Sheri Benning  »

A young boy struggles to find meaning in the coded, unspoken messages of his farming family.

2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Uncle Ray's Tattoos" by Tom McMillan  »

A teenage boy's ex-con uncle shares his secret weapon in a vulnerable moment.





2015 CBC Short Story Prize: "Mountain Under Sea" by D.W. Wilson  »

A man struggles to address and soothe his daughter's grief in a foreign landscape.

D.W. Wilson on altered states, gigantic novels and "short short" stories  »

The winner of the 2015 CBC Short Story Prize on how the best short short stories always go big.

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