The 2023 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Results

After thorough consideration, The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest.

First Place

“Not nothing, but everything” by Monica Kidd

Second Place

“The Words of Strangers” by Judith MacKay

Honourable Mentions

“Black Hammers Falling” by Christopher Banks

“Cantonese Lessons for a Foreign Daughter-in-Law” by Danica Longair


Congratulation to all of the winners and honourable mentions. We look forward to publishing these essays in future issues.