Samantha Ainsworth,
Member of Poetry Board

Samantha Ainsworth is working as a poetry board member at The Malahat Review while completing her creative writing degree at Vancouver Island University. Her poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction pieces have been published in Island Writer magazine, Out of the Warm Land, Portal magazine, and Verse and Vision. Her prose was shortlisted in Vancouver’s West End Writers’ 2009 contest, and her short fiction piece, “Slack your Rope,” won first place in the Victoria Writers’ Society’s 2010 contest. A viticulturist by trade, Samantha manages her four-acre vineyard in North Cowichan.

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May 1, 2018

Far Horizons
Award for Poetry

Aug 1, 2018

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

Nov 1, 2018

Open Season Awards

Feb 1, 2019

Long Poem Prize


P. K. Page: A Tribute


Antigonish Poetry and Fiction Contests 2018

Palimpsest Press

PEN America Anthology

UVic Alumni Card