2010 Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of Room's 2010 Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest!

Our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted their work. Look for first and second place winners in issue 34.1, coming to newsstands in late winter.

Our winners for 2010:

Fiction:
1st Place: "Chocolate Season" by Amy Kenny, Hamilton, ON
2nd Place: "Pill-Sorting for Dummies" by Judy McFarlane, West Vancouver, BC
Honourable Mention: "Sum our Polaroids" by Kathleen Brown, Markham, ON

Poetry:
1st Place: "Pre-med, Prepatoria" by Melissa Walker, Stratford, ON
2nd Place: "The Mountain Pine Beetle Suite" by Chantal Gibson, Vancouver, BC
Honourable Mention: "The First Word" by Kim Trainor, Vancouver, BC 

Creative Non-Fiction:
1st Place: "The Goddess of Light & Dark" by Jane Silcott, Vancouver, BC
2nd Place (tie): "Love and Other Irregular Verbs" by Sigal Samuel, Vancouver, BC
2nd Place (tie): "The Visitor" by Lesleyanne Ryan, Holyrood, NL

Thank you as well to each of our esteemed judges: June Hutton (fiction), Jennica Harper (poetry), and Lynne Van Luven (creative non-fiction). Their comments on the winning pieces will be included in issue 34.1.

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