Category Archives: Kit Sora

Winner: “Cycles” by Melissa Bishop | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the July 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Melissa Bishop with his story, Cycles!

Melissa Bishop lives in St. John’s but spends a lot of time at her cabin in Georgetown, where inspiration is often discovered on woodland walks. She likes finding the magic in everyday, mostly through reading, writing, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

We had one spectacular guest judge for this collection:


TraceyWaddletonTracey Waddleton is a Newfoundland fiction writer who splits her time between St. John’s and Montreal. A draft of her collection Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious shortlisted for the 2013 NL Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. In 2014, stories of hers won both second and third place in the Cuffer Prize Competition, and she was the recipient of the ArtsNL Lawrence Jackson Writer’s Award in 2015. Waddleton is working on her first novel. Her first book of short fiction, Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious, is on sale now. Continue reading Winner: “Cycles” by Melissa Bishop | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

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Swamp| Kit Sora’s Storytime

For the first time in a while! Gosh! Drew abandoned me for Gander, and I’ve been busy shooting, editing, prepping to stand, and prepping for my own wedding! I’ve also completed artwork for an upcoming show (tonight/tomorrow @ vertical xpression actually!), shot a Mer’By’s month for the new calendar (y’all are gonna die when you see it!), attended a bachelorette, worked my regular dayjob & slept a little in between! The hecticness isn’t gonna go away anytime soon, so you get extra snaps this week to make up for the lack of updates!

This weeks image started with a sketch on the back of a gallery business card- it just came to me! Why be a mermaid when I could be a strange humanoid tentacle creature thing? Mixing it up a little is okay, right? So the same day I came up with the sketch we adventured to find POOL NOODLES, and I was determined to make them look like tentacles (They were bright orange, and more photos of that exist,… somewhere..Thanks to Louisa for the single one I have so far!~ )! I youtubed for a good while before I found something -similar- to what I wanted, and along the way it was modified! Continue reading Swamp| Kit Sora’s Storytime

Winner: “Head in the Clouds” by Melissa E. Wong | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the April 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Melissa E. Wong with his story, Head in the Clouds!

There were two judges for this month of the contest:


Matthew LeDrewMatthew LeDrew has written twenty novels for Engen Books, Black Womb, Transformations in Pain, Smoke and Mirrors, Roulette, Ghosts of the Past, Ignorance is Bliss, Becoming, Inner Child, Gang War, Chains, The Long Road, Cinders, Sinister Intent, Faith, Family Values, Touch Your Nose, Jacobi Street, Infinity, The Tourniquet Reprisal and Exodus of Angels.


6S2A6303Kit 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 Nimbus by Daniel Burton and I’m Fat by Amanda Evans. Continue reading Winner: “Head in the Clouds” by Melissa E. Wong | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Winner: “Duplicity” by Ashley Greening | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Ashley Greening Kit Sora: The ArtobiographyAfter much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the April 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Ashley Greening with her story, Duplicity!

Ashley currently residing in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her first published fiction was ‘Flurries’ in Kit Sora: The Artobiography. Continue reading Winner: “Duplicity” by Ashley Greening | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Saviour | Kit Sora’s Storytime

STORY TIME! What you don’t know about this photograph!

Often times I’m fairly selective over what I share about the process of an image I create- Sometimes you get to see a sketch, sometimes a silly outtake, maybe a live video, etc. However it’s not often I share exactly what was happening while a shot is in progress!

For example! My darling Drew’s perfect expression- Those shifty eyes; He’s actually carefully watching a group of kids who came onto the beach! Naturally, one would see a mermaid and get super excited about it!.. but I was very topless! As for the rest of his face, he’s literally carrying the weight of what I like to call a manatee- We practiced this carry in our living room while I was wearing the tail! We didn’t however think to factor in the extra weight the water would add to the tail, or how hard it would be to stay steady while standing on rolling sand, with the water to our backs! Continue reading Saviour | Kit Sora’s Storytime

Winner: “The Perils of the Sea” by Marianne King | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the March 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Marianne King with her story, The Perils of the Sea!

Marianne King grew up in beautiful Port-de-Grave, Newfoundland. She currently lives on the west coast of Newfoundland, where the summers are awesome and the winters seem never ending. She loves reading fantasy, dystopia, and science-fiction, all of which influences her writing. Her short story ‘Slumber’ was a runner up in a previous Kit Sora Flash Fiction contest. The Perils of the Sea will be her first published work of fiction. Continue reading Winner: “The Perils of the Sea” by Marianne King | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Winner: “Heart of Avalon” by JRH Lawless | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the February 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: JRH Lawless with his story, Heart of Avalon!

J.R.H. Lawless is a multiple award-winning Canadian SF author who blends comedy with political themes — drawing heavily, in both cases, on his experience as a lawyer and as Secretary General of a Parliamentary group at the French National Assembly. A member of SFWA and Codex Writers, his short fiction has been published in professional venues, and most recently in the Third Flatiron Press Terra! Tara! Terror! anthology, to great reviews, placement as 2018 Recommended Reading, and an award for Best Positive Future Story 2018. He is also a craft article contributor to the SFWA blog, the SFWA Bulletin, and Tor.com. His next story will be released on April 15th in the Third Flatiron Hidden Histories anthology. He would love to hear from you on Twitter, over at @SpaceLawyerSF! Continue reading Winner: “Heart of Avalon” by JRH Lawless | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest