Here are the winning short stories as selected by our esteemed judge, Rebecca Fisseha. A major congrats to the three writers! Here are what our judge has to say about the three winning submissions.
“Good Friends We Have” is the honourable mention for Room’s Fiction Contest 2020.
Congrats to the following six writers who are shortlisted by our judge, Rebecca Fisseha, for our 2020 Fiction Contest!
The time has come for us to share the longlisted short stories from our 2020 Fiction Contest!
Our 2020 Fiction Contest judge and Growing Room Festival author, Rebecca Fisseha, is the author of Daughters of Silence (Goose Lane Editions), which was listed among the most anticipated fiction titles of Fall 2019 by CBC Books and 49th Shelf, and one of Quill & Quire’s breakout debut novels of 2019. Room editorial board member, Lue Boileau, took the opportunity to chat with our fiction judge and festival author about why she chose to write Daughter of Silence before any other book, writing difficult truths, and the faith she has developed for her writing process.
Pamela Mordecai is the author of over thirty books of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and writing for children. In what follows, Mordecai discusses her writing practice, the role religion plays in her writing, her choice to write in Jamaican Creole, and what she will be looking for as the judge for Room’s 2019 Poetry Contest, which is open until August, 2019.
We are over the moon to be sharing with you the winners of our Fiction Contest 2019!
“Pieces of Me” is the honourable mention of Room’s 2019 Fiction Contest as selected by judge Catherine Hernandez.
After much careful deliberation by our judge, Catherine Hernandez, author of award-winning Scarborough and and the forthcoming I Promise, the shortlist is finally here. Congratulations to the three writers, whose short stories were handpicked by our judge!
Thank you to all the writers who shared their short stories with us and our esteemed fiction judge, Catherine Hernandez! Here are eight longlisted short stories from this year's contest.
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