WINNER: “GROW YOUR OWN” BY PAUL CARBERRY | KIT SORA FLASH FICTION PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST


After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the May 2021 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Paul Carberry with the story, Grown Your Own!


Paul Carberry is a huge proponent of the horror genre and its place in literature. He has two children, daughter Dana and son Rick, with his wife Leah. Paul has published five novels with Engen Books: Zombies on the Rock: Outbreak, Zombies on the Rock: The Viking Trail, Zombies on the Rock: The Republic of Newfoundland, Zombies on the Rock: Extinction, and, Carcharodon. He has also had numerous short stories featured in publication, including The Light of Cabot Tower, Into the Forest, and Halloween Mummers. His sixth novel will be released in 2022.


We had two judges for this contest:


Kit Sora Photography. Kit Sora is an artist and photographer from St. Johns, Newfoundland. Her photography draws inspiration from fantasy, dystopia, and thrillers to create evocative imagery that startles, inspires, and excites. Kit signed with Engen Books in 2018 as head photographer, producing the thrilling image for Chillers from the Rock and re-imagining the covers to the entire Black Womb series into the Coral Beach Casefiles series. Drew Power is a currently seated member of the Sci-Fi on the Rock committee. He was recently featured as the model on the cover of the bestselling collection Chillers from the Rock.


Matthew LeDrew. The author of over 25 novels, and the founder of Engen Books.


Runners up include Seller's Market by Peter J Foote, and My Surprise by Lisa M Daly.


The Flash Fiction Photography Contest is sponsored in part by FictionFirst Used Books, which specializes in previously enjoyed Sci-fi & Fantasy Novels, Roleplaying Manuals and Graphic Novels. It is run out of the Annapolis Valley and open by appointment only. Their inventory is currently over 5000 titled strong and they ship within Canada, USA and Europe. You can find them on Facebook, here.


The winning entry will be featured on this website as well as on the Fantasy Files newsletter (click to join!). Both runner-up entries will also be featured.

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