Announcing the Shortlists for our 2017 Poetry and Fiction Contests!

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Room's Annual Poetry & Fiction Contests 2017: The Shortlists

We are thrilled to announce the shortlists of our 2017 Poetry & Fiction Contests! Judges Jónína Kirton and Sigal Samuel selected these pieces from the long lists for special recognition. Please join us in congratulating the authors!

Fiction Shortlist
"Dead Amy" by Michelle Kelm 
"Dryden, the end of August 1995" by Susie Taylor
"Eat Me" by Allison Graves
"Effie" by Olivia Robinson
"Extreme Unction" by Caroline Griego
"Malcontent" by Susie Taylor
"The Butterfly Lovers" by Samantha Macpherson 
"What Falls Between" by Amanda Lang

Poetry Shortlist
"Bruce Springsteen in Concert" by Hannah Green
"Clean/Fly/Plum" by Tasslyn Magnusson
"Entonces (and so)" by Jo Jefferson 
"Flightless Birds" by Kiran Dhaliwal
"Hippocrene" by Ellie Sawatzky
"Method 1 If You Have Time to Prepare" by Selina Boan
"Mother's tongue" by Kiran Dhaliwal
"Saskatchewan" by Paula Jane Remlinger 
"There are no rules here" by Sierra Warrick 
"Waterfowl" by Nolan Natasha Pike 


Thank you to everyone who entered. We will announce the winners next week, so check back soon!

In the meantime, check out our Cover Art Contest! The Deadline is November 30th!

 

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