Air Holes

"Air Holes" was broadcast on
Cinq à Six
CBC RadioOne
July 2006.
Air Holes won the CBC/QWF Quebec Short Story Competition 2005-2006. The results were announced at the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal in April 2006. The competition, now in its seventh year, plays a vital role in the English language literary community in Quebec. Each year the three winning stories are broadcast on CBC Radio One, and every three years Véhicule Press publishes an anthology of winners and honourable mentions.

"Air Holes" appears in In Other Words: New English Writing from Québec,
Véhicule Press, Montréal, QC, Spring 2008.

Excerpt from Air Holes
"The tide will go out at two today. The kids and I will go down to the beach. Between the tidemarks, beneath our feet, tight-lipped steamer clams will burrow sandy deep. But we'll find them. Their air holes will give them away."

J. R. Carpenter

For more information on the competition visit: The Quebec Writers Federation

A brief write up about the competition also appears on Eyewear, a blog from London, England, written and edited by poet and former Montrealer Todd Swift: Eyewear

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