Short Forms Contest 2023: The Longlist

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

Room Magazine’s 2023 Short Forms Contest Longlist

  • a visit to the places we are/from, by Ashton Diduck
  • Her Own Good, by Kate Gies 
  • Famous Women Who Died in their 30s or How I Know My Sister is in Good Company, by Adele Barclay 
  • The Shape of Memory, by Kate O’Gorman
  • Tiny Thieves, by Shelley White
  • We are about to enter a poem together in the middle of the woods, by Eva Haas 
  • Nowshera Pink, by Isra Siddiqui 
  • Zigsa Tells Her Story, by Rimi Chatterjee 
  • Intermittent, by Qurat Dar
  • The Orb, by Sheridan Tamayo-Henderson
  • The Whistle, by hanta samsa
  • Godhead, by Aldona Dziedziejko
  • Unfavourable Risk Factors, by Nora-Lyn Veevers
  • Maskihkîwiwat, by Jennifer Adese
  • Meat Draw, by EC Dorgan

Another big congratulations to these poets and a huge thank you to everyone who submitted their work and trusted us with their writing. It is always an honour to be able to read the writing of all entrants. The longlisted pieces are now up for consideration by this year’s judge, Tsering Yangzom Lama. The shortlist will be posted shortly, with winners to follow! If you’d like to try your hand at our contests, keep an eye on our contests page for upcoming opportunities.

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