Who Won Room’s 2015 CNF Contest?

Posted by 
Kayi Wong

Congratulations to the winners of Room’s 2015 Creative Non-Fiction Contest.

Before we get to the winners, we want to let you know that our annual Poetry and Fiction Writing Contest is now open!

And now, here are the CNF winners for 2015:

  • 1st Place ($500 + publication in Room)
    “Fishing” by Serena Shipp, Vancouver, B.C.
     
  • 2nd Place ($250 + publication in Room)
    “Lessons in Meditation” by Melissa Sawatsky, Smithers, B.C.
     
  • Honourable Mention ($50 + publication on Room's website)
    “Soft in the Middle” by Elizabeth Withey, Edmonton, A.B.

The selected essays by the first and second place winners will appear later this year in Room (38.4, coming to newsstands in December), but you can read this year's honourable mention right now.

Once again, thanks to more than 150 writers who shared their work, and to our esteemed judge, Ayelet Tsabari, for her involvement with the contest.

“It's Canadian, feminist, and one of my favourite things ever.”

—bucketofrhymes, "29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading", Buzzfeed Books

Room relies on subscriptions from readers like you. Help us continue to promote and support diverse women and genderqueer authors and artists by subscribing today.

SUBSCRIBE

Currently on Newsstands

  • Room 41.1, Family Secrets
    Edited by Rachel Thompson

    In this issue:

    Jennifer Amos, Fenn Archdekin-Leung, Jenn Ashton, Jamelie Bachaalani, Colleen Baran, Jenny Bartoy, Alexandra Chang, Kristina Corre, Maggie de Vries, Shirley Harshenin, Jia Hwang, Sharon Jinkerson-Brass, Elizabeth Johnston, Tamara Jong, Manal Kamran, Carrianne Leung, Lily Leung, Mary MacDonald, Alissa McArthur, Cosi Nayovitz, Margaret Nowaczyk, Deanna Partridge-David, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Rebekah Rempel

    .