6th Annual Writing Contest Short Lists

Briarpatch Magazine is delighted to announce the shortlisted entries in our sixth annual Writing in the Margins contest. Thank you to all of the writers who shared their stories and poetry with us, and congratulations to our shortlisted writers!

Creative Non-Fiction Shortlist

You’re One or the Other by Shelagh Plunkett, Montreal, QC
Yellow Submarine, Hellesdon, U.K. by Erin Soros, Toronto, ON
Obsidian Stone Wiya by Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway, Regina, SK
That’s My Team by Nicholas Olson, Regina, SK
Laundry Service by Karen McCauley, Sudbury, ON

Poetry Shortlist

Angélica by Jo Jefferson, Toronto, ON
Boyle Street Triptych by Claire Kelly, Edmonton, AB
Anthem by Robert Benz, Edmonton, AB
No Line in Time by Sonja Greckol, Toronto, ON
“We’ve got cold in our knees, Brother” by Darian Selander, Victoria, B.C.

Our judges, Richard Van Camp (creative non-fiction) and Erín Moure (poetry) have selected one winner and a runner-up in each of their respective categories. The winners will be published in our March/April issue and the runner-up stories will be published online on this website in coming weeks.

We will announce the best hometown entry in the coming days!