Announcing the Winners of our 2013 Contest!

Congratulations to the winners of Room’s 2013 Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest!

Our thanks to everyone who submitted their work, and to our esteemed judges: Yasuko Thanh (fiction), Jane Munro (poetry), and Betsy Warland (creative non-fiction).

Look for first and second place winners in issue 37.2, coming to newsstands this summer, and visit our website again soon to read this year’s honourable mentions.

Our winners for 2013:

Fiction:

1st Place: “Essence” by Carol Lazare, Toronto, ON
2nd Place: “Totem” by Katherine Sinclair, Markham, ON
Honourable Mention: “Wishweeds” by Jess Taylor, Toronto, ON

Poetry:

1st Place: “liquidation of the ashettes” by Karen Sylvia Rockwell, Belle River, ON
2nd Place: “Lovenoise: an eviction in parts” by Megan Hyska, Port Moody, BC
Honourable Mention: “leaving 7516 tronson” by Lyndsay Thornton, Vernon, BC

Creative Non-Fiction:

1st Place: “Writing, in transit” by Najwa Ali, Toronto, ON
2nd Place: “Under the Skin” by Nicola Harwood, Vancouver, BC
Honourable Mention (tie): “Doppelganger” by Paula Freed, Sea Bright, NJ
Honourable Mention (tie): “The Good News” by Veronica Fredericks, Toronto, ON

And congratulations also to our shortlisted entrants:

Fiction:

  • Sile Englert
  • Nadine McDermott
  • Carrie Mumford
  • KT Wagner
  • Connie Wesala
  • Lynda Williams
  • Shelley Wood

Poetry:

  • Michelle Barker
  • Mollie Coles Tonn
  • Adan Jerreat-Poole
  • Julie Mahfood
  • Meaghan Rondeau
  • Sheila Stewart

Creative Non-Fiction:

  • Junie Ang
  • Eryn Hiscock
  • Janice McCachen
  • Kelly S. Thompson
  • Nan Suzanne Williamson
  • Julia Zarankin