Now that all ten stories on the shortlist for the 2012 Quebec Writing Competition are up, we want to know what you think.
We're asking you to read all ten short stories and vote for your favourite. The author who receives the most votes will win the "QWC Reader's Choice Prize", which is worth $300.
And just for voting, we will enter your name into a draw for a very special prize. One random participant will receive the following:
- 2 tickets to the QWF Literary Awards Gala
- $100 gift certificate to Au Petit Extra (courtesy of the restaurant) the night of the Gala
- A one-year subscription to Maisonneuve magazine
- A set of the QWC anthologies, along with a selection of recent titles from Véhicule Press
- 2 tickets to the Leonard Cohen concert at the Bell Centre on November 28.
Voting is now open and you have until 12 pm ET on November 15 to get your votes in. Only one vote per person is permitted. For the complete rules and regulations of this contest, please click here.
The winner of the "QWC Reader's Choice Prize"—as well as the winner of the draw—will be announced on CBC Radio's Cinq à Six on Saturday, November 17.
The First and Second prize winners, as selected by the QWC jury, will be announced at the 2012 QWF Literary Awards Gala, held on Tuesday, November 20 at le Lion d'Or.
We'd like to thank all of our partners for providing prizes, especially Au Petit Extra for donating the $100 gift certificate and CBC Music for the Leonard Cohen tickets.
Good luck! And get reading!
The stories are:
- "What I Really Did on my Summer Vacation" by Anita Anand
- "Hook" by Harold Hoefle
- "Ride" by Harold Hoefle
- "The Whirling Dervish" by Stephen Lessard
- "ACTAR" by Tyler Morency
- "Shift" by Karen Nesbitt
- "Lunch" by Karl Raudsepp-Hearne
- "The Revolution" by Brandon Silver
- "Manufactured" by Willow Verkerk
- "The Dialogues Between Sherlock Holmes and the Author, in which is exemplified the tumultuous relationship between the famous and fictional Baker street detective and the not-so-famous-or-fictional vicenarian Canadian" by Ann Ward