Short Story and Poetry Contest / Summer 2007
About the Judges

A panel of six judges picked the winners in U of T Magazine’s Alumni Short Story and Poetry Contest

Elaine Stirling is the author of 10 novels and several short stories. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and writes a weekly column, “Third Revolution,” at

James Grainger is a contributing editor to Quill & Quire and a books columnist for the Toronto Star. He is the co-author of Why I Didn’t Say Anything: The Sheldon Kennedy Story (2006). His first book of stories, The Long Slide, won the 2005 ReLit Award.

Scott Anderson is the editor of U of T Magazine. He was previously editor of Quill & Quire and a contributor to CBC’s Midday book club.

Ian Lancashire teaches in the English department at the University of Toronto, edits Representative Poetry Online at, and believes that everyone should write poems.

Simon J.Ortiz, an Indigenous poet-writer from New Mexico, is a professor of English at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He is the author of several books of poetry, including Out There Somewhere (2002), After and Before the Lightning (1994) and Woven Stone (1992).

Sonnet L’Abbé is the author of two collections of poetry: Killarnoe (2007) and A Strange Relief (2001), both published by McClelland & Stewart. She teaches writing at U of T’s School of Continuing Studies, and reviews poetry for Canadian Literature and the Globe and Mail.

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