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Meet The Judges

 for Big Pond Rumours’ Second Contest



Winners of future Contests receive publication in BPR and these prizes:


1st prize: $150.00 - $200.00 value

· 1 yr. Full Membership to Big Pond Rumours (webpage & press subscription)


2nd prize: $100.00 value

· 1 yr. Member Webpage on Big Pond Rumours


3rd prize: $20.00 value

A one year print subscription to Big Pond Rumours Zine


Note: Full Membership includes:

· a webpage at Big Pond Rumours

· a 2007 subscription to BPR Press publications (books and CDs only)


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All work within this periodical is copyrighted to the author and Big Pond Rumours, March 2007. No part may be copied or reproduced without written consent of the authors and Big Pond Rumours Press.

· There were no essay submissions to judge for this issue.

· We reserve the right NOT to award prizes when submissions do not warrant them.

Poetry Judge


Sharon Berg

Sharon Berg is the General Editor of Big Pond Rumours (the Press and the Zine), in addition to being a poet and Public School Teacher. Her published poetry collections include two audio taped collections, a CD, and two books. In this issue, she is the Judge for the Poetry section of our contest.


Fiction Judge


Brian Purdy

Brian Purdy is a Contributing Editor for Big Pond Rumours, a book published poet and a storywriter who is well known for his skill in guiding writing workshops. He also operated his own rare books store in Toronto for many years and he now sells rare book finds online. In this issue, he is the Judge for Fiction in our contest.