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Congratulations to Naomi Ling, who was selected by judge M.S. (@poetryofms) as the winner of the Fall 2020 Sad Girls Club Annual Poetry Contest!

Naomi Ling is a Sino-American student writer on the East Coast, USA whose poetry and prose often grapple with identity, nostalgia, and returning to her roots. The founder and EIC of Gossamer Lit, she is also a staff editor for three other journals. Her works have been recognized nationally by the Scholastic Awards and Top Ten Poetry and are forthcoming in Eunoia Review, TYWI, all guts no glory, and elsewhere. She tweets unprofessionally @naomilingwrites.

Her winning poem is titled poem in which i am the family reunion's peking duck. Make sure to check out her poetry which will be posted tonight on the blog at 8pm EST.

M.S. also selected two runner-ups. Congratulations to first runner up, Jessamyn Wolff with her poem titled The Mirror in the Waiting Room, and second runner up, AnneMarie Miles with her poem, Marriage On A Sunday Morning. Jessamyn and AnneMarie's poetry will be featured on the blog in December 2020.

Thank you to all who entered poetry into the contest. There were a number of poems that stood out and many of them will be posted on the Sad Girls Club blog in December.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted poetry into the contest. We look forward to running more contests in the future and seeing more of your work.

Finally, we want to thank M.S. for judging this contest. There was a fantastic selection of poems to choose from, making the task of judging this contest a challenging task! Make sure to check out her poetry on Instagram:

Just a reminder that general submission to the blog are still open in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Click on the Submissions tab at the top of the page for more information.


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