2024 Open Season Awards Shorlists

We're pleased to announce the shortlists for our 2024 Open Season Awards!

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

In Poetry:

Dominique Bernier-Cormier, "Anything Other Than Itself" and "On the Ladder of Rare Things"
Morgan Cross, "We Pull Princes Out of a Hat"
Heather Fraser, "Bloodfed"
Maureen Harris, "After"
Danielle Hubbard, "Why I fear the colour orange"
Sadie McCarney, "Letter to a Friend From the Library Sidewalk" and "To the Caterer at the Big Queer Wedding"
Kyeren Regehr, "Lessons From Bewitched"

In Fiction:

Sherry Cassells, "Acreage"
Jody Chan, "Last Words to a Shooting Star"
Molly Clarke, "Honey for the Sting"
Katie Harms, "Johnny Appleseed"
Kailash Srinivasan, "Disprin"

In Creative Nonfiction:

Aldyn Chwelos, "The Pathfinder"
Sharlene Lazin, "Absolution"
Kevin MacDonell, "Tug of War"
Visnja Milidragovic, "The First Sting"
Jennifer Robinson, "Field Guide to Melissas"
Shelley Wood, "Plummeting Grace"

Thank you to contest judges Kayla Czaga (poetry), Michelle Poirier Brown (cnf), and Deepa Rajagopalan (fiction). And a special thank you to all who entered the contest. Best of luck to those shortlisted!