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

Becky Blake is two-time winner of the CBC Literary Prize. Her debut novel, Proof I Was Here, was published in 2019 by Wolsak & Wynn. Becky teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education. She is currently working on a second novel and a memoir-in-essays. 

Hilary Fair has taught in the Sarah Selecky Writing School and worked in publishing for The Walrus Magazine. In between, she became a potter while studying Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy. She identifies now as a re-emerging emerging writer. Her work has been published in Change Seven and short-listed in several contests.

Carla Harris is a disabled queer writer, performer and interdisciplinary artist from Treaty 4 territory, living in Regina Saskatchewan. They teach improvisation and creative experimentation, rooted in poetry, music, art and theatre. Harris is currently working on a poetry manuscript and a play, in unconfined #CripTime. 

Višnja Milidragović is a (CNF) writer, Canadian (im)migrant, (lucid) dreamer, and a wanderer at heart (even when her body is in stillness). Born in the former Yugoslavia (current-day Bosnia), she finds home (today) on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Sel̓íl̓witulh Nations (Vancouver). She is currently writing her first memoir.