This past Monday I woke to the happy news that my short story, "Hyena", has been longlisted for the 2014 CBC Canada Writes Short Story Contest. Huzzah!
Even more exciting: Liz Windhorst Harmer and Brent van Staalduinen, two fellow Hamiltonians, are also on the longlist. We're all part of the same writing group, so there you go: strength in numbers! Hamilton, Ontario, represent!
You can see the longlist in its entirety here. The shortlist will be announced on March 10. My good pal Trevor Corkum also has a story on the longlist, and there are a few other names on the list that I recognize from my UVic days. How's that for a strong writing culture?
Pretty darn good, I'd say.