CNF contest

2023 Contest opens for submissions November 14, 2022.

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

For the fifth year in a row, the Humber Literary Review (HLR) and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) will join forces to bring you a Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest. Taslim Jaffer is the winner of the 2022 contest, and you can see the 2022 Longlist here. Past contest winners include Nancy O’Rourke, Deborah Elderhorst, Margaret Nowaczyk, and Becky Blake, whose winning 2021 essay is available online at Humber Literary Review, volume 9, issue 2 (Fall + Winter – 2021/2022).

The Humber Literary Review, a literary and arts magazine, publishes two print issues a year (fall/winter & spring/summer). Its pages feature personal essays, short fiction, poetry, artwork, and comics by emerging and established Canadian artists. The HLR is distributed by Magazines Canada and can be found in bookstores and on newsstands across the country. Work from the HLR has been featured in Best Canadian Poetry, Best Canadian Essays, and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Find out more.


Past contest news:

Getting Your CNF Writing into the Winner’s Circle

Nancy O’Rourke, for the CNFC Blog CNFC member and volunteer, Nancy O’Rourke, a former CNFC contest winner and jury reader, interviewed two jury readers from the 2022 contest, Allyson Latta and Becky Blake. The interview explores how potential contest writers can best prepare their submissions to improve their chances of winning. BECKY BLAKE is a two-time winner of the CBC Literary Prize (for non-fiction in 2017 and short fiction in 2013). More recently, she was the 2021 winner of the CNFC/Humber…

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Congratulations to the winner of the 2022 CNFC/HLR Nonfiction Contest!

The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society and The Humber Literary Review are pleased to announce the winner for this year’s creative nonfiction contest. Congratulations to Taslim Jaffer! Her submission Survival “is beautiful through and through, an elevated memoir that goes beyond rich storytelling into universal themes about motherhood and immigration. It takes great skill to weave together entomology and ethnography into a personal narrative, but the writer’s sharp voice and exquisite craft makes it seamless” according to our contest judge, Omar Mouallem…

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CNFC and HLR Contest Longlist Announced!

The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society and The Humber Literary Review are pleased to announce the long list for this year’s creative nonfiction contest.

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A Man of Many Gifts: Omar Mouallem

Lesley Buxton interviews this year’s CNFC contest judge Omar Mouallem.

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Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 CNFC/HLR Nonfiction Contest

The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society and The Humber Literary Review are pleased to announce the winner for this year’s creative nonfiction contest.

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Meet the 2021 Contest Shortlist!

The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society and The Humber Literary Review are pleased to announce the 2021 contest short list. Congratulations to the finalists!

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2020 CNFC/HLR Contest Winner Announced!

Watch Ian Brown announce the winner of this year’s Creative Nonfiction contest!

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Meet the 2020 Contest Short List!

Congratulations to our four finalists! Read on for more information about each writer.

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2020 Contest Short List Announcement!

Announcing the 2020 contest short list!

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Announcing the 2020 CNFC/Humber Literary Review Contest Long List!

The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society and The Humber Literary Review are pleased to announce the long list for this year’s creative nonfiction contest.

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