The Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2009 Short Manuscript Awards. The winners are from all across the province.
The winners in the Fiction Category are as follows:
- First Place: Michele Yeager (Moose Jaw)
- Second Place: James Trettwer (Regina)
- Third Place: Peggy Worrell (Swift Current)
- Honourable Mention: Cassidy McFadzean (Regina)
The judge was Armin Wiebe.
The winners in the Children’s/Young Adult Category are as follows:
- First Place: Edda Ryan (Saskatoon)
- Second Place: Dianne Miller (Swift Current)
- Third Place: Carrie Anne Schemenauer (Saskatoon)
- Honourable Mention: Andrea Ledding (Saskatoon)
The judge was Martha Attema.
The winners in the Literary Non-Fiction Category are as follows:
- First Place: Deanna Robertson (Lanigan)
- Second Place: Shelley Leedahl (Middle Lake)
- Third Place: Keith Foster (Regina)
- Honourable Mention: Lois Meaden (Beechy)
The judge was Joanne Arnott.
The winners in the Poetry Category are as follows:
- First Place: Medrie Purdham (Regina)
- Second Place: Andrea Ledding (Saskatoon)
- Third Place: Shelley Banks (Regina)
- Honourable Mention: Barbara Kahan (Regina)
The judge was Joan Crate.
The first place winners of the awards will read from their work Short Manuscript Awards Luncheon, which will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday 17 October 2009 during the SWG’s Fall Conference and AGM in Regina. This luncheon is open to the public; pre-registration is required by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday 14 October. For more information or to register call 791-7740. The Short Manuscript Awards recognise developing Saskatchewan writers 19 years and older who have not had a book published or accepted for publication in the genre in which they are submitting. Winners receive a cash prize and retain the copyright to their work.
The Saskatchewan Writers Guild, founded in 1969, is a province-wide non-profit organization serving almost 600 member writers. The SWG works to create an environment in which writing and writers flourish, by fostering excellence in writing, by raising the public profile of writers and their work, and by making writers and their work accessible to all levels of education.