The deadline for our fiction and poetry contest has been extended to July 31, 2016.
1st Prize: $1000 + publication (in each genre)
2nd Prize: $250 + publication (in each genre)
HONOURABLE MENTION: $50 publication on Room's website
Judge: Marilyn Dumont
Marilyn Dumont's A Really Good Brown Girl won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. This collection is now a Brick Books Classic and in French translation from Les editions Hannenorak Press. Her second collection, green girl dreams Mountains, won the 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award from the Writer’s Guild of Alberta. Her third collection, that tongued belonging, won the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Poetry and Aboriginal Book of the Year. The Pemmican Eaters was published by ECW Press, 2015. Marilyn has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library, the Universities of Alberta, Brandon, Grant MacEwan, Toronto-Massey College, and Windsor. She has been faculty at the Banff Centre - Writing with Style and Wired Writing and advised and mentored in the Aboriginal Emerging Writers’ Program.
Judge: Doretta Lau
Doretta Lau's debut short story collection, How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, was shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award and was named by The Atlantic as one of the best books of 2014. She is working on a novel and a screenplay.
Need more inspiration? Check out these interviews with past contest winners: