WINNER: “THE FIRST QUEEN” BY LISA M DALY | KIT SORA FLASH FICTION PHOTOGRAPHY CON

Updated: Jan 21




After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the November 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Dr. Lisa M Daly with the story, The First Queen!


Lisa M. Daly is a heritage specialist and an expert in Newfoundland and Labrador aviation history and archaeology. She has fiction published in Dystopia from the Rock and Pulp Science Fiction from the Rock. She was also an editor for Flights from the Rock, all through Engen Books. She has also done a great deal of non-fiction work, including a chapter in Canadians and War Vol. 3 with Lammi Publishing, a chapter in an upcoming textbook on aviation archaeology through Springer, and a presenter on Land and Sea in the episode Fallen War Birds. Lisa lives in St. John's with her husband and two troublesome, but adorable, cats.


We had three 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. Ali House, an all-star author at Engen Books with a half dozen novels to her name and over two dozen short story credits all over the world. Her new novel, Variety Show, debuts in February from Engen Books.


Runners up include First Step by Trevor Jess, and After by Ashley Greening.


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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