Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literature Longlist Announced

POSTED: November 9th, 2017

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize Writing Contest

The Puritan is pleased to present the longlist for the 6th annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Fiction and Poetry!

This year’s entries will be judged by Heather O’Neill (fiction) and Suzanne Buffam (poetry). Winners and runners-up will be announced at The Puritan’s annual Black Friday extravaganza at the Monarch Tavern in Toronto on November 24th, 2017.


Fiction Longlist

“Hidden Fruit” by Madhur Anand
“Sarah Spittle” by Jen Batler
“The Swan Suit” by Katherine Fawcett
“American Standard of Perfection” by Kate Finegan
“Making Room and Letting Go” by Kathleen Jonathan
“Good Friends” by Emily Johnson
“Others” by Mehr-Afarin Kohan
“Captain Death” by Susan Lowell
“The Streetcar Goes Sideways Down Cherry Street” by Joel McConvey
“The White Umbrella” by Sadi Muktadir
“The Girl from Alberta” by Steve Passey
“A Study in Family Dinner Dynamics” by Emily Rossi
“No Contract” by Kirsti Salmi
“Flamingos” by Reena Shah
“War Zone” by Meg Todd


Poetry Longlist

“To transmute earth into honey” by jasper avery
“Kamouraska” by Rachel Crummey
“The Process of Extinction” by Paola Ferrante
“Death to the Next Person Who Complains to Me About Being Tired” by Lishai Peel
“Obeisance” by Maheen Hyder
“Message received” by David Ly
“Slough, Anchoress” by Tanis MacDonald
“How We Murdered Sleep” by Bola Opaleke
“Biometrics” by Emily Osborne
“Unpredictable Intervals” by Sheryda Warrener
“The Trouble with Empathy” by Robin Richardson
“Cloud of Unknowing” by Jake Byrne
“This Little Girl Goes to Burning Man” by Ellie Sawatzky
“A Rabbit as Queen of the Moon” by Emily Skov-Nielsen
“What My Mother Meant To Say That Night” by John Sibley Williams


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