Announcing the Winners of Our 2011 Contest!

Congratulations to the winners of Room's 2011 Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest!

Our thanks to everyone who submitted their work, and to our wonderful judges: Amber Dawn (fiction), Elizabeth Bachinsky (poetry), and Susan Juby (creative non-fiction). Look for first and second place winners in issue 35.2, coming to newsstands this summer, and follow the links below to read this year's honourable mentions.

Our winners for 2011

Fiction:
1st Place: "God Explains the Collapse of the Cod Fishery" by Rhonda Douglas, Ottawa, ON
2nd Place (tie): "Deep-Tail Dancer" by Solveig Mardon, West Vancouver, BC
2nd Place (tie): "There is Nothing Like that Here" by Julie Eill, Arlington, VA

Poetry:
1st Place: "Morning Class" by Patricia Young, Victoria, BC
2nd Place: "Bell" by Crystal Sikma, Vancouver, BC
Honourable Mention: "The Red River Whispers and Hums" by Lindsey Childs, Winnipeg, MB 

Creative Non-Fiction:
1st Place: "God or Boys" by Jan Redford, Garibaldi Highlands, BC
2nd Place: "An Act of Grace" by Christine Barbetta, Newmarket, ON
Honourable Mention: "The Constant Variable" by Jeanie Keogh, Vancouver, BC 

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