A big congratulations to Newfoundland’s Chad Pelley on winning the Salon Fiction Prize from the Saint John Telegraph Journal in Saint John, New Brunswick this weekend. Here is a photo from the shoot we did for the Telegraph-Journal last week and you can find a short video of Chad reading a passage from A Second Look at Nothing further down.
The Telegraph-Journal, is New Brunswick’s provincial newspaper, and this is the inaugural Salon Fiction Prize. Launched July 2012, the Salon Fiction Prize awards $1,000 for a previously unpublished work of Canadian short fiction. The winning piece is also published in the Telegraph-Journal’s weekend fine arts and culture section, Salon. A Second Look at Nothing is running in the Feb. 23 issue of Salon.
Chad Pelley’s short story was selected from more than 100 entries from across Canada by an esteemed Atlantic Canadian jury empaneled for the new prize: Giller Prize-shortlisted short story writer Alexander MacLeod; Halifax-based Atlantic Poetry Prize-winner Sue Goyette; and Université de Moncton professor Thomas Hodd.