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I don’t believe in God but I do believe we should

I don’t believe in God but I do believe we should

“I don’t believe in God but I do believe we should” is the Third Place Winner of Room’s 2023 Poetry Contest, as judged by John Elizabeth Stintzi. You can find the full list of winners, and what John had to say about each winning piece, here. I don't believe in God but...

Review of Hellgoing By Lynn Coady

Review of Hellgoing By Lynn Coady

Hellgoing By Lynn Coady House of Anansi 240 Pages, $20.00 Lynn Coady’s collection of short stories takes pleasure in uncertainty, teasing a reader with twisting plots and characters entangled in miscommunications, errors, and snap judgements. These nine stories detail...

Seasons Change

Seasons Change

“Seasons Change” is the Third Place winner for Room’s 2023 Fiction Contest. Of this piece, judge Heather O'Neill writes: "This story was so elegant and perfect. There was not a spare word. In this small story, a relationship between a man and woman is explored in a...

Fiction Contest 2023: The Shortlist

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...

The Tower Will Not Hold

The Tower Will Not Hold

The Tower Will Not Hold is the third place winner for the 2022 Creative Non-Fiction Contest, as selected by Judge Luna Ferguson. ----   I’m sitting on the rooftop of Venice Suites, enjoying a view of the hot sand, the slate-coloured water, the skinny palm trees,...

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