The 2007 award has a unique tie-in with the special issue that The Malahat Review will publish in honour of its cofounder, the late Robin Skelton in Fall 2007 as part of the magazine’s 40th-anniversary celebrations. As well as being an internationally recognized poet and editor, Skelton was a highly imaginative practitioner of the short story or “tale.” Three of his never-completed story ideas were recently found among his papers:
A plain-text transcription of the note is available here.
Entrants are to choose one of the above ideas and write a story—or tale—extrapolated from Skelton’s notes, which are posted on the magazine’s web site. One prize of $500 is awarded, plus payment at the rate of $40 CAD per printed page upon publication.
The winning story will be published in the Skelton special issue.
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