WordsThaw winner: Skipping Stones

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Zoe Dickinson, winner of the WordsThaw poetry contest. Photo provided

The WordsThaw Prize is a contest run by the Malahat Review, one of Canada’s most esteemed literary magazines. It offers emerging Victorian writers the opportunity to submit works in two categories: poetry and micro-text (either short fiction or creative non-fiction). Winners receive a full WordsThaw Festival pass, a one-year subscription to the Malahat Review, and publication on the Malahat’s WordsThaw website. As was the case last year, winners are also published in the Martlet.



Skipping Stones by Zoe Dickinson

each stone thinks                                    it will be the one                 to fly