Winter 2018
2017 Writing Contest Winners

Read all the winners, runners-up and readers’ choice favourites in the U of T Magazine Writing Contest

U of T Magazine congratulates the winners, runners-up and “Readers’ Choice” winners in the 2017 Writing Contest.


Judges in the U of T Magazine Short Story contest selected “Fanny & Keats,” by Chris Gilmore (MA 2014), as the winner.

Judges in the U of T Magazine Poetry contest selected “Somewhere Between Me and the Desert,” by Laura Cok (BA 2010 UTSC, MA 2011), as the winner.

Each of the winners received $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2018 issue of U of T Magazine.


Our judging panel selected “The Mathematician,” by Michelle Boone (MEd 2000 OISE, PhD 2005), as runner-up in the story contest.

A Mother in Six Tones,” by Olivia Oi-Ching Or (BA 2015 Trinity), was runner-up in the poetry contest.


In online voting, readers selected “Down Feathers,” by Linh Nguyen (BA 2017 Victoria), as their favourite.

Online voters also selected “An Open Letter to My 13-Year-Old Self,” by Jessica Concepcion (BA 2016 Victoria), as their favourite poem.

Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to all finalists!

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