Announcing the Winner of our 2022 Writing Contest

Image: Portrait of Jane Shi. Photo by Divya Kaur. 

TCR is pleased to announce the winner and honourable mentions of our 2022 Writing Contest, In(ter)ventions in the Archive, as selected by guest judge David Bradford. The work will be published in an upcoming issue of TCR in 2023.

The winning selection of poems are by Vancouver-based writer Jane Shi. Here’s what our judge had to say about the winning submission:

“There’s such a riveting, light yet expansive touch to Jane Shi’s interventions as much in the archive as in the gestural affect of the archival. Her shifty record of numbered figures—the looming, wordy silhouettes traced and dug out from a family picture—opens up to the still nascent inventory of personal avowals and refusals working to balance and fill a life. I can’t wait to read more of her work.”

About the winner:

Jane Shi is a queer Chinese settler living on the occupied, stolen, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. Her writing appears in CV2 Magazine, The Puritan, and Briarpatch Magazine, among others. Her debut chapbook is Leaving Chang’e on Read (Rahila’s Ghost Press, 2022).

TCR would like to extend additional congratulations to the short-listed writers:

Sylee Gore (Berlin, GER)
Carrie Hunter (San Francisco, USA)
Christine Leviczky Riek (Surrey, BC)
concetta principe (Toronto, ON)


Excerpt from Jane Shi’s winning poetry submission. Courtesy of the writer.

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