CONTEST FINALISTS

Fiction Finalist Max Schloner

Jul 18, 2016 by

  I Wish We’d Ruined Each Other   “I have to go,” I say, and I mean it. It’s the coldest night of a year that’s barely...

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Nonfiction Finalist Ellen Good...

Jul 18, 2016 by

Stealing the Story Back   “Are you sure you don’t need more time to think about this?” asked my friend while I studied the...

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Poetry Finalist Pamela Dillon

Jul 16, 2016 by

She Went to Dance   Oh, Fata Morgana, from my eye to the long line of the horizon I see you. Everything ripples in this desert...

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Magdalena Wolak for Poetry

Jun 30, 2016 by

kintsugi                         I read about disorders and stars    ...

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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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#6WordsAboutLove     DEC 2015 WINNER: Cupid's arrow — for me, a boomerang. (Chantal.Diniz)     FEB 2016 WINNER: Take the last chicken wing, darling. @leonicka    JAN 2016 WINNER: I love you. Say it back. (Lena.Fraquelli)    My eyes closed, your hands clenched. @KishaFerguson    no good reason to ration love @martinjanello    MAR 2016 WINNER: Best licked off your warm tongue. @dtweetly    I can always remind you again. @dlylyly    My love is dark, chili chocolate. (Bernadette.Carroll)    #6WordsAboutLove