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The selection process is never easy, but here are the six shortlisted essays for the 2019 CNF Contest as chosen by our esteemed and hardworking judge, Terese Marie Mailhot!
Room's 2019 CNF Contest: The Shortlist
“A Knowing” by Kelly Thompson
“A Mother is Not A Zero-Sum Game” by Elaine van der Geld
“Back Home” by Shaelyn Johnston
“Dazzle Camouflage” by Kim Dhillon
“Mermaid Dragon Disco” by Jade Urban
“sink” by Rachel Lallouz
If you missed our longlist announcement, you can view the list here. Next week, we will be announcing who the winners are and what the judge has to say about their essays. In the mean time, check out our annual Short Forms Contest that just opened. For the short forms contest, writers can submit up to two pieces of writing—essays, short stories, or poems—as long as they're each 500 words or less.