Jointly sponsored by the Nanaimo Arts Council, the Vancouver Island Regional Library, and the Vancouver Island University Department of Creative Writing and Journalism, the Islands Short Fiction Contest is open to writers on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Entries of up to 2000 words are welcomed in three categories: Adult (ages 19 and over), Youth (13 to 18), and Junior (12 and under). For details and to read past winners, visit

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