We are so thrilled to bring you this year’s Creative Non-Fiction Contest longlist! Congratulations to these writers, and a heartfelt thank you to all those who submitted their work to this year’s contest. Without further ado, here is our longlist!
Room Magazine’s 2023 Creative Non-Fiction Contest Longlist
Zero to Tangled, by Tanya Ward
To Tell or Not to Tell, by Kelly Watt
Every Possible Way, by Adele Barclay
Common Languages, by Jordan Alam
November at 11 Upper Hillsborough, by Jo Godden
Antiquity in my Hands, by rayya liebich
our brothers started dying, by Natalie Appleton
The Train, by Murgatroyd Monaghan
Making Moccasins, by Shanna Mumm
Not Lost, by Abi & Lill Salole
Holy Water, by Carolina Rocha
My Father’s Store, by Kylie Burton
These pieces are now up for consideration for the shortlist, to be read by our wonderful judge, Tajja Isen. The shortlist will be announced and winners will be announced in coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for those! If you missed submitting to our CNF contest this time around, our 2023 Poetry Contest is open until September 30th.