The wait’s over: our 2022 Creative Non-Fiction Contest longlist is here! Congratulations to these twelve writers, and our sincerest gratitude to all those who submitted work to this year’s contest.
Room Magazine’s 2022 Creative Non-Fiction Contest Longlist
Girl Crush or Crush Crush?, by Catherine Lewis
Four Drafts of a Good Blood Sugar, by Tamsyn Riddle
Wolverine’s Nipples, by Felix Deiss
mouthfeel, by Jen Knox
Thanksgiving, by Maryam Rafiee
The Waiting Room, by Caitlin Stall-Paquet
Autoimmune Disease: Because the Only Thing Strong Enough to Beat Me Up Is Me, by Sara Watkins
The Tower Will Not Hold, by Ceilidh Michelle
when ghosts dance, by Alexandra Nordstrom
Listening to the Great Teacher Might Get Your Ass Kicked, by Tamara Jong
Clink Canoe, by Sydney Roberts
the word for melancholia, by Katie Brewer Ball
These pieces are now up for consideration for the shortlist, to be read by our judge, Luna Ferguson. The shortlist will be announced Friday, August 26th. If you missed submitting to our CNF contest this time around, our Poetry Contest is now open, until August 31st!