The Islands Short Fiction Contest welcomes entries from writers on Vancouver Island and the Gulf islands. There are three categories: Adult, Youth, and Junior. All levels of experience welcome. There are cash prizes, plus an opportunity to present your work to an appreciative audience, and have it published. The contest opens each year in January, with judging in April and a gala event at the end of that month. For more details visit

"Nanaimo Arts Council acknowledges with gratitude and thanks  that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation."

We acknowledge the financial assistance from

the Province of British Columbia.


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Nanaimo, BC V9R 5L3