Congratulations to the winner of our first Emerging Writer Mentorship Award, Nat Marshik!
Thank to everyone who submitted to the award. It was not an easy decision! Managing editor Andrea Routley compiled the shortlist and this year’s mentor Arleen Paré selected the winner. Here’s what Paré had to say about Nat Marshik’s submission:
While the finalists in the Plenitude emerging writer contest were all talented poets, Nat Marshik’s poems have a particular freshness, both of imagery and of subject matter, that imparts a strong clarity of voice. This is a poetic voice that grasps rhythm and pacing and which is filled “with sudden light.”
Nat Marshik will work with Arleen over the next three months, receiving two rounds of manuscript evaluation on up to 25 pages of poetry, as well as one phone meeting to discuss her work and direction.
Once again, thank you so much to all of you who submitted.
Next year’s Emerging Writer Mentorship Award will be for fiction. Details coming this Fall.
If you haven’t submitted to Issue 4, it’s not too late! Deadline is January 10th, and the content for this issue will be chosen by guest editor Trevor Corkum. Click “submit” — we want to read your stuff!
Also in the works is a Vancouver reading and fundraiser in February — more on that soon.
Happy New Year!