The Florida Review, Volume 37 Number 1, announces and publishes the winners of the first Annual Jeanne M. Leiby Chapbook Award. “We began this award in honor and memory of Jeanne M. Leiby, who edited TFR before becoming the first woman editor of The Southern Review,” writes Editor Jocelyn Bartkevicius. “Her tragic death in a car accident left the writing community in Central Florida and across the country deeply saddened. . . . We were honored to have David Huddle, long-time mentor and friend of Jeanne’s, as our judge . . .”
The winning piece “Rubia” by Patricia Grace King does not appear in the journal because it has been published as a chapbook, but it can be purchased through The Florida Review‘s website. The two finalists’ pieces appear in the issue: “Foreign Service” by Julia Lichtblau and “The Geometry of Children” by M. R. Sheffield.