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1st PLACE WINNER: “Gums and Gauze” by Z. S. Roe

Happy to announce that my short story “Gums and Gauze” has placed first in the Canadian Authors Association (Niagara Branch) FIFTEEN STORIES HIGH short story contest.

The story was inspired by a dream of my sister’s about a pelican plucking out all of her teeth. Chilling, right? Which got me thinking, and then (as tends to happen) got me writing.

I’m delighted that this story has done so well, and that it’s found a home in the 2021 Fifteen Stories High anthology. While copies last, you can order it here.

The winners are as follows:

1st Place — “Gums and Gauze” by Z. S. Roe

2nd Place — “A Place Called Mullen” by John Pringle

3rd Place — “Victoria Day” by Jennifer Booth

For the full list of winners and honourable mentions, click here.

Otherwise, stay tuned for further publication news (more forthcoming in the not too distant future), plus several upcoming blog posts (I know, I know — it’s been too long).


2 thoughts on “1st PLACE WINNER: “Gums and Gauze” by Z. S. Roe

  1. Congratulations Zac! That’s fantastic. Ordered and looking forward to reading your short story. A little birdie told me that you have a novel that we may get to read one day….looking forward to that as well as it was given high praise!

    Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2021, 9:05 pm
  2. Hey Zac – CONGRATULATIONS! However, I’m not surprised at all that your story took first place. You’re an excellent writer and very engaging in telling your stories! The book will be one of my summer reads! Keep the stories coming 😉

    Posted by Scott Roe | May 27, 2021, 11:58 am

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