Black Warrior Review issue 40.2 featurs the winners and runners-up of their 10th Annual Contest in Prose, Poetry, and Nonfiction. Each winner received $1,000 and publication, and for the first time, each runner-up received $100.
Fiction Contest judged by Judge Lily Hoang
First Place: Michael Mau, “Little Bird”
Runner Up: Elise Winn, “Brother and Sister”
Poetry Contet judged by Richard Siken
First Place: Curtis Rogers, “Of Plenty”
Runner Up: Emily Skaja, “Self-Portrait with Hawk & Armada”
Nonfiction Contest judged by Kiese Laymon
First Place: Landon Houle, “Bigfoot, Bum Foot, Barbie: Strange But True at the Yahoo Freak Show”
Runner Up: Chelsey Clammer Kiese, “Mother Tongue”
Click here for judges’ comments and a full list of finalists.