The 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Longlist

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the longlisted submissions to the 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. The longlisted writers and their essays are as follows:

“Saint Vrain”
by Tammy Armstrong

“The Pull of the River”
by Ted Bishop

“The Singing Bone”
by Sadiqa de Meijer

by Chyana Marie Sage

“Happiness is a Warm Gun”
by Alison Dowsett

by Adrienne Gruber

“I Draw The Eyes In”
by Jasmine Gui

“On Being Minimally Bereaved”
by Amy Kaler

by Basma Kavanagh

by Austen Lee

“They Tied On Their Aprons & Tried To Put Back The Stars”
by Jeanette Lynes

“I Can Feel Him Breathing”
by Tara McGuire

 “Yelling Fire”
by Alex Merrill

“That Other Place”
by Kathy Page

“Parting Gifts”
by Shirley Phillips

“A Place Called Home”
by Nedda Sarshar

“The Cry of the Poor”
by Lori Sebastianutti

“Wave Any Ward”
by Erin Soros

“Sun Flowers”
by Suzanne Stewart

“A Second Washing”
by Heather Thomson

“Hinge Wood”
by Darryl Whetter

Stay tuned for the final lineup of winning pieces!