Fourth Annual Creative Writing Contest: Announcing the short lists!

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

Creative Non-Fiction Short List

Coming Home by Meg Cur, Duncan, B.C.
That Guy by Stacey Forrester, Vancouver
Art as Medicine by Martha Rockwood Kashap, Huntsville, ON
La Vie en Ferme by Lisa Worobec, Saskatoon
Sometimes When I Think of Evan by Kathleen Yearwood, Vilna, AB

Poetry Short List

Salmon Glacier by Fabienne Calvert Filteau, Hazelton, B.C.
14 Things that Nourish Northern Ontario by Hannah Renglich, Toronto
Coyote Mothers of the Niagara Region by Terry Trowbridge, Beamsville, ON
Businessman by Nancy Wesson, Toronto
Dar by Matthew Whiteman, Vancouver

Congratulations to Cassidy McFadzean for submitting the best entry from Briarpatch’s home city of Regina. Cassidy will be treated to a dinner at the Willow on Wascana with award-winning writer and naturalist Trevor Herriot.

Our judges Candace Savage (creative non-fiction) and John K. Samson (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.