Announcing the Winner of our Fifth Eludia Award, Catharine Leggett

Catharine Leggett

We’re all very excited to announce the winner of our fifth Eludia Award, Catharine Leggett, for her wonderful collection of short stories, In Progress. Catharine’s short stories have appeared in the anthologies The Reading Place, Slow the Pace, Lose Yourself, The Empty Nest, Law & Disorder, Best New Writing 2014, as well as in the journals Room, Event, The New Quarterly, Canadian Author, and The Antigonish Review. Other stories have appeared online in paperbytes, Per Contra, and Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, as well as on CBC Radio. It seems that 2017 has been something of a banner year, too, since she not only has won The Eludia Award, which brings with it a $1,000 cash prize and publication on our Sowilo Press imprint, but her novel, The Way to Go Home, will be published by Urban Farmhouse Press and will appear in late 2017. She lives in London, Ontario, Canada and taught creative writing in the continuing studies program for Western University. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Eludia Award family of fantastic women writers.

To mark this fifth anniversary of the Eludia Award, we’ll be catching up with our winners and sharing their latest projects and creative adventures.

Ruby Hands, the winning novel of our fourth Eludia winner, Cheryl Romo, will be published within the month, so you can be sure that you’ll be hearing more about her!

The Eludia Award is given yearly as a first-book award, for a book-length work of fiction by a woman writer, age 40 or above. It carries a cash award of $1,000 and publication by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing. The next deadline is March 15, 2018.

To learn more about our programs and imprints, please visit our website at Hidden River Arts