My Burka Girl seems to be loved by Canadian jurors as well as by Americans. The story won the second place in the Royal City Literary Arts Society's Write On! contest in the fiction category. I am grateful to the RCLAS for their stellar work on organizing educational and fun events for writers, and of course for organizing this contest. There will be a casual reading and awards event on June 3 in New Westminster - see the RCLAS website for details. I am grateful for this opportunity to connect with other writers, and excited since I've never before read my work in public!
The story will be published in a future edition of the RCLAS online magazine. I will update this post when the magazine is available.
The fiction category judge Alvin Ens had a few words to share, which is always appreciated.