Poetry Contest 2023: The Longlist

It’s finally here! We are so excited to announce the longlist for our 2023 Poetry Contest! A big thank you to our Room collective members for the creation of this longlist, and a big congratulations to these talented poets.

Room Magazine’s 2023 Poetry Contest Longlist

I don’t believe in god but I do believe we should, by Alanna Schwartz

Paire de corps, by Rosa Lane

Take Me to that Place of Ancestral Memory, by River 瑩瑩 Dandelion

Sorry I Couldn’t Come to Your Baby Shower But, by Megan Morrison

Pink Gingerbread, by Charlotte Blair

Where to find the ghost of a loved one lost, by Andrea Scott

Public display of affection, by Puma Simone

Saturn Return, by Rachel Shabalin

Moose Moon Worship, by Ji Hyun Cathy Cha

Spring Cleaning, by Emma Wynn

Little Fence, by Abby Paige

What should be safe, by Livia Meneghin

Man in Dress, by Hazim Ismail

The Grove, by Hazim Ismail

I Need Visionary Fiction, by Kamila Rina

In the Finite, by Dabin Jeong

Kukwtsétsemc, by Julien Johnston-Brew

Pain Flare Erotica, by Amber Dawn

sky of los feliz with map, by linda ravenswood

Hold Until Safe, by Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson

Another big congratulations to these poets! Their pieces are now up for consideration by this year’s judge, John Elizabeth Stintzi. The shortlist will be posted next week, with winners to follow. If you’d like to try your hand at our contests, the 2023 Short Forms Contest is open from now, until December 31st. 

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