2008 Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of Room’s 2008 Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest!

We were thoroughly impressed with the quality of this year’s submissions, and extend our congratulations to all contestants for sharing your best efforts with us.

Look for first and second place winners in issue 32.1, coming to newsstands in February 2009.  Please see our website for honourable mentions, where they will be published in full.

The winners are as follows:

Fiction: 1st place:
"The Sum of Beth"
Penny K-Kilthau
2nd place:
"Burning Years"
Wendy Brandts
Honourable Mention
"Slick"
Terri Favro
"Just Go to Sleep"
Jules Torti
Poetry: 1st place:
"Gabriel"
Lesley Pasquin
2nd Place:
"The Tulip Tree"
Patricia Young
Creative
Non-fiction:
1st place:
"Seasonal Employment"
Nancy M. Pawelek
2nd place:
"Newfoundlesbian"
Shannon Webb-Campbell
Honourable Mention
"Ghost Writer"
Kaitlin Fontana

Judges

Fiction Judge: Ivan Coyote
Poetry Judge: Evelyn Lau
Creative Non-fiction Judge: Rita Moir

 

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