Category Archives: Kit Sora

Winner: “Brightest & Best” by Melissa Bishop | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the May 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Melissa Bishop with the story, Brightest & Best!

Born and raised in the St. John’s /Mount Pearl area, Melissa Bishop is a newcomer to the genre fiction scene in Atlantic Canada whose fantastic prose has taken the provinces community by storm. Her work has won two Kit Sora awards prior to this: in 2019: July 2019 ‘Cycles’ and September 2019 ‘Huntress of the Woods,’ and has placed numerous other times.

Bishop describes herself as a loyal Tolkien fan and high school teacher, teaching at the same high school she attended in her youth. She started writing when she was very young and honed her skills in High School, when she started a pen pal friendship that has lasted for over 17 years, writing stories back and forth to each other.

She was published in Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock with her her short story ‘The Photograph.’

We had three judges for this contest: Continue reading Winner: “Brightest & Best” by Melissa Bishop | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Winner: “Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow” by Amanda Evans | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the April 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Amanda Evans with the story, Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow!

Amanda Evans grew up in Saint John NB, with eyes to the water and head in the clouds. Sounds like every other writer and dreamer, doesn’t it? Amanda spent a lot of time doing writing projects with Write Now Saint John.

Amanda says: “This is my first time winning a Kit Sora flash fiction contest. I like to joke that I’m the reason Engen Books limited the number of entries per photo after the first flash fiction contest, 18 entries from one person would do that. I do have some stories in Houses in the Fog and some stories in the upcoming Memories in the Fog collection.”

We had two judges for this contest: Continue reading Winner: “Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow” by Amanda Evans | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Wilwarin: Kit’s Storytime

Happy 2019! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season, and that the joy continues through the new year!

I had a page full of ‘themes’ for this year’s 52 project as 2018 drew to a close, however when the time came to choose one to stick to for another whole year, I simply couldn’t decide! Thus, welcome to 52 Adventures! I hope we can travel to many magical places together over the next 52 weeks! Continue reading Wilwarin: Kit’s Storytime

Winner: “The Glowing Lure” by Melissa Wong | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the March 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Melissa Wong with the story, The Glowing Lure!

Melissa E Wong was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland; she is a librarian, journalist, copy editor, copy writer, creative writer, artist, blogger, YouTuber, and WANL writer-for-hire. She graduated with a BA(Hons) English from MUN, 2016, and received a Journalism diploma from CNA, 2019.

Melissa’s writing has appeared in The Saltwire network, The Kicker, Overcast, Newfoundland Quarterly, CBC, The Newfoundland Herald, and Engen Books. In 2016, she was one of the Visual Art winners for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Arts and Letters. Her painting, In the Pink Sky, was exhibited at The Rooms. She also received the 2017 Atlantic Journalism Gold Award.

We had four judges for this contest: Continue reading Winner: “The Glowing Lure” by Melissa Wong | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Kit’s Storytime: Tavaril

3 Tavaril Kit Sora Engen BooksThis idea stems back to the fall, just after shooting week 44 in Harbour Maine! Myself, Drew & Maisy were all gathered around the island in her parents kitchen chowing down on some Goulash, and The Chronicles Narnia was on. The scene with the precious pink Dryad started, and immediately the wheels started turning. Drew must have noticed how hard I was staring at the screen, because he looked at me and said ‘Oh god, you want one, don’t you?’- Of course the answer was yes!

Within the next day or so we picked up a bunch of wire, and attempted a few different methods of wrapping the wire around one of my many bustforms to make a stable shape, that we could actually remove from the form when the time came. By the third try we had it, but it was time consuming. Drew started in on the torso, and made a base for me to add to. It was quite the process, and it was a slow one. The tips of my fingers were tender for a few days after. Once the torso was complete, I started in on an arm (I have a few of those kicking around too). Sadly, the amount of time in between starting the torso and continuing to finish the arm is a few weeks, and by then it was too late for my initial ‘farewell to summer’ concept, so we moved the wire figures downstairs to make room for other ideas. Continue reading Kit’s Storytime: Tavaril

Winner: “Coming Out” by Hannah Jenkins | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the February 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Hannah Jenkins with the story, Coming Out!

Hannah Jenkins is a new writer currently residing in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, where she is completing a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. She founded the creative writing society at her university and sits on the editorial board of the school’s journal, Paper Mill Press. She is the recipient of the 2020 Moynes-Keshen John McCrae Poetry Award and is currently in the midst of producing her first chapbook of poetry entitled The Birds Come Back in the Spring.

We had three judges for this contest: Continue reading Winner: “Coming Out” by Hannah Jenkins | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Winner: “A Berry for a Soul” by Teigen Bond | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the January 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Teigen Bond with the story, A Berry for a Soul!

Teigen Bond is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and has been writing for years. She has multiple short stories and poems published by Polar Expressions Publishing, and was selected to present her manuscript at Halifax’s Word On The Street’s Pitch The Publisher 2019. Teigen lives on a small farm in Nova Scotia with a plethora of pets.

We had three judges for this contest: Continue reading Winner: “A Berry for a Soul” by Teigen Bond | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Nalta | Kit Sora’s Storytime

Keeping it short this week!

The magic was created with a strainer, a cheese grater, and two cell phone flashlights! I balanced them on pillows on the bed, and then did a double exposure in camera for a few extra light bits! I sat in the middle of the cheese grater & the strainer, and it created this magical look!

Kit Sora: The Artobiography

A stunning, hundred-plus page hardcover collection of over 80 of Kit Sora’s most ambitious photographs, paired with short fiction inspired by the art by Canada’s best authorial talents. Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Kate Sparkes, USA Today Bestselling Author Victoria Barbour, and Bestselling Author Amanda Labonté.

C$75.00

Kit Sora made a splash at the 2020 Frosty Festival!

“Tonight. Was. Wonderful 💕 Shoutout to the most ferociously supportive friends a fairy could ask for!” — Kit Sora, Professional Photographer and Fairy Princess.

A magical time was had at the Wintry ReMix: Exhibit Opening on Feb 6 2020 at Admiralty House, as part of the 2020 Frosty Festival. Winter can seem drab and dreary after a while, but Admiralty House knows that there is a special beauty, unique to the season, to be showcased.

Admiralty House and AAMP are celebrating winter’s beauty with a one of kind art show that includes everything from watercolours to fibre art to photographs! And no collection of fantastical photographs would be complete without including the work of Kit Sora!

Join us on February 6th at 7:00 PM at the Annex for “Wintry ReMix” – a delightful display of winter-inspired creativity.

The exhibit will run until February 21st, 2020. To reach Admiralty House, call 709-748-1128.

Kit Sora: The Artobiography

A stunning, hundred-plus page hardcover collection of over 80 of Kit Sora’s most ambitious photographs, paired with short fiction inspired by the art by Canada’s best authorial talents. Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Kate Sparkes, USA Today Bestselling Author Victoria Barbour, and Bestselling Author Amanda Labonté.

C$75.00