Room's Fiction and Poetry Contest Closes July 31

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Meghan Bell

The deadline for our fiction and poetry contest has been extended to July 31, 2016.

Judges: Doretta Lau (fiction) and Marilyn Dumont (poetry)

1st Prize: $1000 + publication (in each genre)
2nd Prize: $250 + publication (in each genre)

HONOURABLE MENTION: $50 publication on Room's website

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Judge: Marilyn Dumont

Marilyn Dumont's A Really Good Brown Girl won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. This collection is now a Brick Books Classic and in French translation from Les editions Hannenorak Press. Her second collection, green girl dreams Mountains, won the 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award from the Writer’s Guild of Alberta. Her third collection, that tongued belonging, won the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Poetry and Aboriginal Book of the Year. The Pemmican Eaters was published by ECW Press, 2015. Marilyn has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library, the Universities of Alberta, Brandon, Grant MacEwan, Toronto-Massey College, and Windsor.  She has been faculty at the Banff Centre - Writing with Style and Wired Writing and advised and mentored in the Aboriginal Emerging Writers’ Program.

Read our interview with Dumont, or one of her poems here.

Judge: Doretta Lau

Doretta Lau's debut short story collection, How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, was shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award and was named by The Atlantic as one of the best books of 2014. She is working on a novel and a screenplay.

Read our interview with Lau, or one of her short stories, "Best Practices For Time Travel" (from Room 38.3 Trespass), here.


Need more inspiration? Check out these interviews with past contest winners:

Sarah Kabamba (fiction 2015)
Stephanie McKenzie (poetry 2015)
Serena Shipp (creative non-fiction 2015)
Lisa McLean (fiction 2014)
Lauren Carter (poetry 2014)
Naoko Kumagai (creative non-fiction 2014)

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