Short Forms Con­test

JEN SOOKFONG LEE

Room Magazine - - EDITOR’S LETTER -

The in­au­gu­ral Short Forms Con­test was judged by Jen Sookfong Lee. Here is what she had to say about the win­ning pieces:

In “Hamza,” Hajer Mirwali writes a dev­as­tat­ing story that cir­cles around loss, mem­ory, and place. With a fine eye for de­tail and the poignancy of small mo­ments, Mirwali breaks our hearts with the flick of a lighter.

“Crushed Candy” by An­drea MacPher­son cap­tures a spe­cific mo­ment: 1985, when the Pa­per Bag Rapist as­saulted two girls. With lyri­cism and a spare sen­si­bil­ity, MacPher­son brings ter­ror to the bu­colic.

Read the hon­ourable men­tion, “Higher Math” by Laura Fo­ley, on our web­site at room­magazine.com.

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