CONTEST WINNERS

Melanie Malinowski for Nonfict...

Jun 27, 2016 by

 Arena Rock   By now, I’m crying. We are somewhere near the North Carolina border in psychedelic snow blurs, traversing an icy...

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Stephanie Arditte for Fiction

Jun 21, 2016 by

Notes From a Very Sad Girl   When you picked me, vodka and lemon lipped, from the crowd of wine-stained teeth, my wildflower...

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From Barbara Radecki’s The Dar...

May 8, 2016 by

  Chapter  1    I wait for my father to notice me. He hangs his head over a textbook and wiggles the eraser end of a pencil...

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From Michelle Berry’s The Nigh...

May 7, 2016 by

Excerpted Fiction     Sophie thinks, much later, that a lot of it began with the butter dish. A Wedgewood butter dish. Blue...

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Mary Hennessy’s Poetry

May 4, 2016 by

How to Get There from Here   Your Ava Gardner mama alive, juggling penny-wrappers and jars of peanut butter—Auntie Mame in a...

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Emma Carlson’s Embedded in a P...

May 2, 2016 by

Personal Essay   My Parent’s Wedding Someone painted the scene with watercolors before the people sat down in it. A residue of...

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Margot Berwin’s Chapter 7 of I...

Apr 13, 2016 by

Serialized Novel That evening found Martine walking down the street hand in hand with her best friend Lisette Ray. The hand holding...

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Jenny Prior’s Jackie

Apr 7, 2016 by

Fiction   Devin takes us up to Mike’s cottage – Mike’s fucking cottage! – and I sit quietly in the passenger seat for most of...

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