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CNFC/HLR Creative Nonfiction Contest

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Congratulations to Deborah Elderhorst, whose piece “Foreign Object” is the 2019 winner of the CNFC/Humber Literary Review Creative Nonfiction Contest. The essay will appear in a forthcoming issue of HLR.

Judge Helen Humphreys, with contest winner Deborah Elderhorst.

Judge Helen Humphreys, with contest winner Deborah Elderhorst.

Thanks to everyone who submitted to this year’s contest. Helen Humphreys also selected the following two pieces for the short list:

Leaving Saskatchewan
by Melanie Mah

Fools Rush In
by Julie Paul


HLR is the creation of Humber College’s Department of English, and its collective includes writers, academics, critics, visual artists, and linguists. Our goal is to share our enthusiasm for work that provokes, excites, and entertains — writing that makes you want to read more.