Fiction Contest 2023: The Shortlist

We are so excited to announce the 2023 Fiction Contest shortlist! Many thanks, again, to all those who entered, and to our wonderful judge, Heather O’Neill, for her care and consideration with the longlisted works. Congratulations to these five writers!


Room Magazine’s 2023 Fiction Contest: The Shortlist

  • Eggshells, by Rebekah Skochinski 
  • Gangnam Station, Exit 10 by Lee Kyung Min
  • Seasons Change, by Melissa Ren
  • Once More is All it Takes, by Katherine Abbass
  • Secondhand Skins, by Heather McLeod


The list of winners will be coming your way next week, but until then, check out our Poetry Contest, open now until September 15th!

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