Nikkei Voice Short Story Contest


Monday, November 21, 2016




Kobo Aura H2O e-reader courtesy of Kobo. Signed copy of The Translation of Love, by Lynne Kutsukake, The Rain Ascends, by Joy Kogawa, Obasan, by Joy Kogawa, 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir, by Haruki Murakami courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada.

The Translation of Love, by Lynne Kutsukake, Never Let me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, One Hundred Million Hearts, by Kerri Sakamoto and the Electrical Field, by Kerri Sakamoto courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada.

Signed copy of Strange Light Afar, Rui Umezawa, Asahi: A Legend in Baseball; A Legacy from the Japanese Canadian Baseball Team to its Heirs, by Pat Adachi, Saving Montgomery Sole, by Mariko Tamaki and The Truth About Death and Dying by Rui Umezawa, courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada.


Nikkei Voice, the national newspaper for Japanese-Canadians is excited to announce the return of our third annual short story contest.

With exciting prizes from our sponsors, and a chance to see your work published in the newspaper and for your story to be read by our esteemed judges. This years prizes include a Kobo Aura H2O from our sponsor Kobo, and over $300 in books from our book sponsor, Penguin Random House Canada.

This year’s contest judges are esteemed and talented members of the Japanese-Canadian community. Lynne Kutsukake, author of The Translation of Love, Rui Umezawa, author of The Truth About Death and Dying and Jennifer Hashimoto, owner of Nikkei Books all bring their strong skills and perspectives in literature and story-telling to the judges’ panel.

The top three stories will be published in Nikkei Voice’s February, March and April issues.
Nikkei Voice is seeking authors who want to be published in our newspaper. We accept short stories both fiction and non-fiction up to 1,500 words. Any stories that exceed the word count will be disqualified. Short stories must not have been published before.

Science fiction, science fact, a memoir, or noir, we are looking for writers to be as creative as possible and we encourage writers to think creatively when submitting their stories to the contest.

The submission period for the short story contest this year begins on September 1st and end at midnight on November 21st. Contest winners will be notified on January 10th, but all entrants will be contacted by staff.

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