Now in its third year, the Cuffer Prize is sponsored by The Telegram (St. John’s) and Creative Book Publishing. It showcases the best short fiction from Newfoundland and Labrador writers, both young and established. Entries in 2009 ran the gamut from high-end literary fiction to science fiction, humour, and even horror. The stories were then reviewed by acclaimed authors Joan Sullivan, Russell Wangersky, and Kathleen Winter.
The Cuffer Anthology Volume II: A Selection of Short Fiction includes outstanding stories by the top three prize-winners last year: Chad Pelley’s Holes to China, Jillian Butler’s The Fairest Season, and Josh Pennell’s My Grandfather Taught Me. These were selected from more than 200 entries for this anthology. A portion of the proceeds from each anthology is earmarked for Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador.