We are so excited to announce the longlist for our 2023 Fiction Contest! A big thank you to our Room collective members for selecting our longlist. These submissions are now up for consideration by our judge, Heather O’Neill. A big congratulations to these talented writers!
Room Magazine’s 2023 Fiction Contest Longlist
Ontario Peach, by Kate Brooks
Gangnam Station, Exit 10, by Lee Kyung Min
Sunny at the Wharf, by Ceilidh Michelle
Eggshells, by Rebekah Skochinski
Seasons Change, by Melissa Ren
The Potato, by Jan DeGrass
The Feathers, by Susie Taylor
A Small Growth, by Ambivalently Yours
Deep Tissue, by Katie Zdybel
The Bean Counter, by Liz Huntly
The Artist, by Nina Dunic
Once More is All it Takes, by Katherine Abbass
Secondhand Skins, by Heather McLeod
Mother Bear, by Megan Callahan
The Country, by Susan Stronach
A Binary Comedy in Three Acts, by Susanna Cupido
Joan of Arc c1989, by Theresa Therrien
Olives and Apple Blossoms, by Emily Cann
Thank you to every writer who trusted us with their writing. To all those who submitted their work: it takes courage to put your writing forward for scrutiny, and we encourage you to keep at your craft, longlisted or not.
The shortlist (and winners!) chosen by judge Heather O’Neill will be available in coming days, so be sure to keep an eye on our website! If you’d like to try your hand at entering a Room contest, the 2023 Poetry Contest is now open!