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Quebec Writing Competition Winners

QWF Gala 003.jpgWe are pleased to announce the winning entries to the 2011 Quebec Writing Competition.

The awards were presented by Jeanette Kelly at the Quebec Writers Federation Gala.

The judges were Drew Nelles, Jaspreet Singh and Johanna Skibsrud.

Grand Prize Winner ($1000)

Someone Has to Save Us from This by Kasper Hartman.

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Second Prize Winners ($1000 each)

Kingers by Gary Leclerc

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A Photo Examination by Tijana Stojkovic

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Honourable mentions

Den Coupal, Brand Loyalty
Heather Davidson, The Young Admirer
Carolina Echeverria, Counter Dancing
Steven Manners, Dreaming in Colour
B. A. Markus, A Good Sign
Israël Montplaisir Benedict, Dear Mother
Guillaume Morissette, Vaster Emptiness Achieved
Shaun Pett, The Bus Stop
Peter Richardson, André Guilbert--an Airport Report Card
Claire Sherwood, Rat Catcher

All winners are published in the anthology "Minority Reports", published by Véhicule Press.  

The first prize winner's story will also be published in the Winter edition of Maisonneuve Magazine, on newsstands December 16th. And the two second prize winner's stories will be published in the magazine's online edition.

Listen to Cinq à Six for a Quebec Writing Competition special broadcast, featuring interviews with the winners and readings of the winning entries. That show will be broadcast on December 31, 2011.