An interview with Room's 2016 fiction contest winner, Leslie Beckmann.
I’d been hoping for a kitchen full of balloons, a bouquet of flowers, all my favourite food. A hand-drawn banner: Welcome Home Tasha. Maybe even a Happy 14th Birthday, though my birthday wasn’t until tomorrow. I’d been away from my family all summer.
I shed my pelt on the shoreline,
leaving the warmth of the
glossy grey coat to shiver
and head for land.
Deadline Extended to July 31. First Prize: $1000 + publication (in each genre). Fiction judged by Doretta Lau, poetry judged by Marilyn Dumont.
CNF Contest shortlist announced!
We were born beneath the water
in the darkest depths of the lake
We rise, our hooves rumbling
spewing lake water, muzzles dripping
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