Shortlisted in Briarpatch Magazine’s fifth annual Writing in the Margins contest!

briarpatchI am delighted to announce that my essay Bombshell is one of five shortlisted nonfiction entries in Briarpatch Magazine‘s fifth annual Writing in the Margins contest.

Today’s exciting news brings balance for an email I received yesterday, my first rejection letter of 2016. I sighed and resolved to send the story in question out again. It’s all part of the writing life.

Congratulations to the other nine shortlisted writers and poets. A big congrats, too, to Iryn Tushabe, winner of the Best Entry from Regina category. (Briarpatch is based in Regina, Saskatchewan.) Iryn’s story, Gone, will be published online soon.

Judges Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (creative non-fiction) and Stephen Collils (poetry) have chosen a winner and a runner-up in each category. The winning pieces will appear in Briarpatch‘s March / April issue, and runners-up will be posted on their website in the next few weeks.

Read more about Briarpatch on their website, or pick up a copy. Or both. If you like to read about political, cultural, environmental, and social justice issues, you won’t be disappointed.

About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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16 Responses to Shortlisted in Briarpatch Magazine’s fifth annual Writing in the Margins contest!

  1. Susi Lovell says:

    What exciting news! A great way to start the year! Congratulations!

  2. pfornari says:

    Well done, Chris! Fingers crossed, and I look forward to reading the story!

  3. iospik says:

    hi Chris, Congratulations and hoping for the best news from the judges.

  4. Caroline says:

    Love hearing about your successes. Congratulations!

  5. Erin says:

    Congrats! That’s wonderful!

    And a very good reaction to the rejection, too. Send it back out. 🙂

  6. Mary Jane says:

    Congratulations Chris!

  7. Well done, Chris. What a great start to 2016 for you. Hope it continues in that successful vein.

  8. rosie49 says:

    {{{{applause}}} What a great start to the new year and an inspiration to us all to keep those butts in chairs and keep on writing!

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