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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Janice M Bostok Award results

Congratulations to André Surridge for taking out the inaugural first prize of $A350 with ‘evening breeze’ – from which the anthology from the contest takes its title. We also congratulate the runner-up, Sandra Simpson and, Chen-ou Liu for taking third prize.
First Prize: André Surridge
evening breeze
a flag releases
its stars
Second Prize: Sandra Simpson
hoar frost the click of a safety being released
Third Prize: Chen-ou Liu
snowy dawn
bits of yesterday
cling to today
Judging the contest was a challenge, but a most enjoyable one. The number of Honourable Mentions attests to the overall high standard of entries.
Honourable Mentions
Jan Dobb
cumulus clouds
in the shallows an egret
fluffs twice
Quendryth Young
hoeing –
his old bones angled
above the earth
Steven Carter
sky among leaves among
Mark Miller
thinning mist –
the skittering
of bird notes
Margaret Beverland
going nowhere … the sailboat
tacks again
The high standard is likewise reflected in the pages of finalists that make up the anthology collection. Our heartfelt thanks go to all who participated to make this contest so successful and, a fitting memorial to Janice. Paper Wasp is indebted to the judges led by Jim Kacian and Cynthia Rowe.
Copies of the anthology, evening breeze, can be purchased for $10 each or $25 for three copies. Overseas orders will be charged at the same/equivalent $Australian rate with the addition of postage. For orders please contact:

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