2015 Poetry and Fiction Contest Shortlist

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Kayi Wong
Here are the twenty-one entries that have been shortlisted for Room's Annual Poetry and Fiction Contest. With over 420 entries this year, the selection was not an easy task for our esteemed judges, Shani Mootoo (Fiction), and Jen Currin (Poetry). Winners will be announced the week of October 12.
 
Fiction Shortlist
  • "Binti" by Noor Naga
  • "I, perfected" by Tess Lund
  • "Lepidopterist" by Jennifer Amos
  • "Mother Mary, Save Us All" by Kate McQuestion
  • "No Cause" by Janice McCachen
  • "They Come Crying" by Sarah Kabamba
  • "Vagina Dentata" by Karen Hofmann
  • "Whale Song" by Rowan Smith-McCandless
Poetry Shortlist
  • "Another Kind of World" by Marlow Gunterman
  • "Blood Alley" by L. McCraw
  • "Broomstick" by Alessandra Naccarato
  • "Cut from Guyana Journals" by Stephanie McKenzie
  • "Intermission at Cirque du Soleil" by Michelle Barker
  • "Later I'll Set Aside Sorrow" by Nicole Breit
  • "My Mother Tells Birth Stories" by MaryLee Bragg
  • "One hundred ways to build the world" by Lisa Martin
  • "Self-discovery" by Kyeren Regehr
  • "Sometimes We Sing Soft Kitty" by Sylvia Adams
  • "Surrender" by Frances Boyle
  • "the belly of the lake" by Shannon Quinn
  • "The Same River Twice" by Stephanie Warner

Details on our current contests, including our new cover-art contest.

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