Short-listed entries from Writing in the Margins contest

Briarpatch Magazine is excited to announce the short-listed entries from our second annual Writing in the Margins creative writing contest. Thank you to all the writers who shared their stories with us, and congratulations to our shortlisted writers, listed below.

Creative Non-Fiction Shortlist:

Listen and I Tell You Something by Laurie Block
A Tour of Home by Veronica Fredericks
You and Me, We Have our Little Troubles by Sarah Mangle
Colonization #2 by Tallula Marigold

Short Fiction Shortlist:

How to Be Lonely by Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy
Grandma’s Memories in My Bones by Zainab Amadahy
Baseball in December by Ryan Dodington
Harebell by Kristyn Dunnion
Prisoner 753-1 by Bretton Loney

Congratulations to Ryan Dodington for submitting the top entry from Briarpatch’s home city of Regina, thus winning lunch with award-winning writer Sandra Birdsell.

The winning entries selected by judges Carmen Aguirre (creative non-fiction) and Zoe Whittall (short fiction) will be published in our March/April issue. Runner-up stories will appear at