Creative writing grad finalist in literary contest

A recent graduate from the UWindsor creative writing program was a finalist in a short prose contest held by the Writers’ Union of Canada.

Chloe Moore (BA 2019) saw her story “The Clay Child” listed among a dozen finalists chosen from 580 submissions. Newfoundland author Sheilagh Guy Murphy claimed the $2,500 cash prize.

The Writers’ Union of Canada is a national organization representing professional authors of books. It is dedicated to fostering writing in Canada, and promoting the rights, freedoms, and economic well-being of all writers.

It established the Short Prose Competition in 1993 in honour of the union’s 20th anniversary, to provide opportunity and exposure to developing writers. The union will submit Moore’s story and all the shortlisted entries to three Canadian magazine publishers for their consideration.

Noting that the contest attracted national and international entrants, including professional authors, English professor Karl Jirgens expressed pride in Moore’s accomplishment: “We’re delighted to hear of our students’ ongoing successes!”