Sheree Fitch Prize for Teen Writers

  • Short story or poem written by teens age 13 to 18
  • For short story–up to 4,000 words; for poem–up to 100 lines
  • Entry fee is $5 (Scholarships are available -- contact
  • Only two submissions per person
  • First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize 1 year WFNB membership

The 2022-23 judge: Hope Dalvay

As a child, Hope Dalvay often had her nose buried in a book, blissfully lost in another world. She rediscovered the joy of children’s literature while reading bedtime stories to her own two boys. Daydreaming has always been her secret passion, and she is delighted to have found a way to share her daydreams through writing. Her middle-grade children’s novels, Welcome to Camp Fill-in-the-Blank (shortlisted for the 2020 PEI Book Awards: Children’s Literature category) and My Year as a SPACE Cadet, as well as her picture book, The Multiplication Rap, are available where books are sold.

The 2021-22 judge: Lana Button

The 2021-22 Winners:

First Place: Meaghan Whittier, Through a Child’s Eyes

Second Place: Tori Garnett, Teenage Years

Third Place: Caleb Bulmer, The Main Act

Honourable Mention: Simon Hatfield, A Desperately Needed Change

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