Today’s exciting news brings balance for an email I received yesterday, my first rejection letter of 2016. I sighed and resolved to send the story in question out again. It’s all part of the writing life.
Congratulations to the other nine shortlisted writers and poets. A big congrats, too, to Iryn Tushabe, winner of the Best Entry from Regina category. (Briarpatch is based in Regina, Saskatchewan.) Iryn’s story, Gone, will be published online soon.
Judges Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (creative non-fiction) and Stephen Collils (poetry) have chosen a winner and a runner-up in each category. The winning pieces will appear in Briarpatch‘s March / April issue, and runners-up will be posted on their website in the next few weeks.
Read more about Briarpatch on their website, or pick up a copy. Or both. If you like to read about political, cultural, environmental, and social justice issues, you won’t be disappointed.