The Malahat Review presents the 2017 WordsThaw Prize

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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 (www.malahatreview.ca).

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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