After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the June 30 2018 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Cristina Ozon with her story, The Starling!
Cristina grew up in Nova Scotia and splits her time between the beautiful Annapolis Valley and the bayous of Louisiana, where she finds inspiration in dark Southern Gothic. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and this is her first published work of fiction. Her favorite genres to read and write are fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction. She believes that magic can be found every day, and is always on the hunt for her next story.
There were two judges for this month of the contest:
Ellen Curtis was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began filling paper with stories and other scribbles. Those scribbles eventually began to make more sense, and in 2008 she published her first collection of short stories. Since then, she has gone on to co-author the Infinity series with Matthew LeDrew, amongst her other literary endeavours.
Kit Sora Photography. Kit Sora is an artist and photographer from St. Johns, Newfoundland. Her photography draws inspiration from fantasy, dystopia, and thrillers to create evocative imagrey that startles, inspires, and excites.Kit signed with Engen Books in 2018 as head photographer, producing the thrilling image for Chillers from the Rock and re-imagining the covers to the entire Black Womb series into the Coral Beach Casefiles series. Drew Power is a currently seated member of the Sci-Fi on the Rock committee. He was recently featured as the model on the cover of the bestselling collection Chillers from the Rock.
Runners up include Nested by Julia Blackmore and The Chick Who Couldn’t Fly by Tish MacWebber.
The Flash Fiction Photography Contest is sponsored in part by FictionFirst Used Books, which specializes in previously enjoyed Sci-fi & Fantasy Novels, Roleplaying Manuals and Graphic Novels. It is run out of my home in the Annapolis Valley and open by appointment only. Their inventory is currently over 5000 titled strong and they ship within Canada, USA and Europe. You can find them on Facebook, here.
The winning entry will be featured on this website as well as on the Fantasy Files newsletter (click to join!). The second and third place entries will also be featured in the Newsletter.