2022 Open Season Awards Shorlists

We're pleased to announce the shortlists for our 2022 Open Season Awards!

The winner in each category will be announced on January 19.

In Poetry:

Heather Birrell, "Kaput"
Lindsay Cavanaugh, "a body is never enough but still we try"
Kaitlin Debicki, "Kahkhwí:yo"
Jake Kennedy, "Kodak Slide"
Sneha Madhavan-Reese, "Transmission"
Samantha Martin-Bird, "The Star"
Jordan Mounteer, "Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)"
K. R. Segriff, "A Winter Walk with a Former Inmate"
Adrian Southin, "the last acadians"
Kenny Tanemura, "Ode to My Mother"

In Fiction:

Carolyn Chung, "My Father's New Wife"
Fraser MacPherson, "The Catalog"
Sara Mang, "The Circular Motion of a Professional Spit-Shiner"
Deepa Rajagopalan, "A Thing with Many Legs"
Shazia Hafiz Ramji, "Selvon in Calgary"
Justin Ruppel, "Case Studies For Young Nurses"
Barbara Tran, "A Game of Give and Take"
Rida Zaidi, "Bluff"

In Creative Nonfiction:

Adèle Barclay, "Famous Women Who Died in Their 30s or How I Know My Sister Is in Good Company"
Megan Falley, "Bewitched"
Rowan McCandless, "Games People Play"
Bahar Orang, "You try to write a love story"
Alison Powell, "The Ordinary"
Jane Shi, "Shattered Pixels, Shared Oxygen"
Courtney Webber, "My Spirit Yearns for Yalis"

Thank you to all who entered the contest, and best of luck to those shortlisted!