About the Judges (2017)


Short Story Contest

Kerry Clare (BA 2002 Victoria, MA 2007) is the author of Mitzi Bytes (2017) and the editor of the essay anthology The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood (2014).

Stacey Gibson is the deputy editor of U of T Magazine.

Damian Tarnopolsky is the proprietor of Slingsby and Dixon, an editorial communications firm, and the managing editor of the Toronto Review of Books. His novel Goya’s Dog was published in 2009. He teaches creative writing at U of T’s School of Continuing Studies.

Ian Williams (BSc 2000 Victoria, MA 2001, PhD 2005) has written award-winning collections of poetry and short fiction; his first novel, Reproduction, will be published in 2019. He is a professor of poetry in the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia.

Poetry Contest

Laura Clarke (MA 2010) is the winner of the 2013 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers from the Writers’ Trust of Canada for her poem series “Mule Variations.”

Dani Couture is the author of several collections of poetry and the novel Algoma (2011).

Michael Fraser has been published in numerous national and international anthologies and journals, and won the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize. His latest book is To Greet Yourself Arriving (2016).

Ray Hsu (BA 2001 Victoria, MA 2002) has published two books of poetry: Anthropy (2004) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (2010). He is a professor at the University of British Columbia.