Contests

2019 CNFC/Humber Literary Review creative nonfiction contest short list revealed!

Thanks to everyone who submitted to this year’s CNFC/Humber Literary Review creative nonfiction contest. Our 2019 judge, Helen Humphreys, selected the following three pieces for the short list. The contest winner will be announced on June 14 at the CNFC annual conference in Vancouver, BC. Congrats to all the finalists! “Foreign Object,” by Deborah Elderhorst Deborah Elderhorst is an Australian-Canadian writer whose work has appeared in literary journals and anthology in Australia, New Zealand, and the US. Find her online at…

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Announcing the 2019 CNFC/Humber Literary Review contest long list!

Humber Literary Review and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society are pleased to announce the long list for our 2019 creative nonfiction contest: “How to Become a Woman Carpenter,” by Marcia Braundy “Foreign Object,” by Deborah Elderhorst “All the Cake I Never Ate,” by Sierra Skye Gemma “Metamorphosis of My Mother,” by Carole Harmon “Algebra Lessons,” by sonja larsen “High Tension Line,” by Lina Lau “Leaving Saskatchewan,” by Melanie Mah “Fools Rush In,” by Julie Paul “Surfing, Not Drowning,” by Shannon…

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‘Give yourself the opportunity to find out how well you write’

Nancy O’Rourke was the winner of the 2018 CNFC creative nonfiction prize and will be one of the readers selecting the 2019 shortlist. Below she offers insight into the power of the CNF genre and words of encouragement for those hoping to submit this year. “The story need not be life shattering, or a grand tale, but it does need to remind the reader of something understood at a gut level.” CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR WINNING PIECE AND WHAT…

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