The 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Results

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest!

“Soar” by Chyana Marie Sage


“Wave Any Ward” by Erin Soros


Third Place (tie)
“That Other Place” by Kathy Page

“The Singing Bone” by Sadiqa de Meijer


Honourable Mentions

“On Being Minimally Bereaved” by Amy Kaler

“Yelling Fire” by Alex Merrill

“Sun Flowers” by Suzanne Stewart

“A Place Called Home” by Nedda Sarshar

“Saint Vrain” by Tammy Armstrong

Look for prize winners and honourable mentions in The New Quarterly‘s Fall Issue 160! Thanks to all the writers who submitted this year. We enjoyed reading every one of your essays.