Waylay_CleanCongratulations to the 2016 Kootenay Literary Competition Winners:


  • ‘Rentals’ by Lindsay Vallance, Fiction
  • ‘Under Her Bones Light’ by Jana Daniels, Non-Fiction
  • ‘A Postcard from Neltron’ by Bradley Smith, Poetry


  • ‘Kootenays 3 a.m.’ by Veronique Darwin, Fiction
  • ‘1989’ by Melissa Owen, Non-Fiction
  • ‘Yet Again’ by Lindy Flynn, Poetry

Each first-place winner received a cash prize of $500; second-place winners received $200, presented at the June Gala at Touchstones Museum of Art and Culture.

Thank you to all the sponsors, donators, fund-raisers, volunteers, hosts and of course, writers, for making the 2016 Kootenay Literary Competition a success!


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