The Malahat Review presents the 2017 WordsThaw Prize

In collaboration with The Malahat Review, the Martlet is pleased to present the winners of the annual WordsThaw Prize. The WordsThaw Prize is a writing contest for beginning writers living in Victoria, and run by The Malahat Review, a literary magazine published by the University of Victoria (

The Martlet and the Malahat congratulate the first-place winners in two categories, poetry and micro-text, chosen by contest judge Janet Rogers. They each have received a prize of $500.

Look for both in our upcoming print issue on March 23, and check out The Malahat Review’s annual WordsThaw Festival, which is on now until March 19.

Micro-text: “Making it Up” by Wanda Hurren

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Wanda Hurren is a Victoria writer who is learning to write it short. She recently participated in the Emerging Writer program at the Banff Centre.

Poetry: “Cartesian lover” by Nancy Yakimoski

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Nancy Yakimoski’s creative practice includes photography, poetry, and recently, spoken word. She teaches in the Visual Arts department at Camosun College.

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