Creative Non-Fiction Contest 2023: The Shortlist

The Creative Non-Fiction Shortlist has arrived! A big congratulations to the five writers whose submissions have been shortlisted by our esteemed judge, Tajja Isen!

Room Magazine 2023 Creative Non-Fiction Contest: The Shortlist

  • The Train, by Murgatroyd Monaghan
  • Holy Water, by Carolina Rocha
  • our brothers started dying, by Natalie Appleton
  • Antiquity in my Hands, by rayya liebich
  • Making Moccasins, by Shanna Mumm

A big congrats to these writers, and thank you to judge Tajja Isen for her time and consideration in selecting these pieces. Feeling like you want in on the contest glory? Our 2023 Short Forms Contest is now open!

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