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Fugue Prose and Poetry Prizes

The Summer & Fall issue of Fugue announces the winner of the 11th Annual Ron McFarland Prize for Poetry. The judge, Rodney Jones, says that the winner, Ansel Elkins, “is a poet we are going to hear from.”

Ron McFarland Prize for Poetry

Winner: Ansel Elkins
“Real Housewives”

Finalist: David Cazden
“Midwest Suite”

Finalist: Dylan Mounts
“Bobby Solomon Found Himself the Owner of a Local Community Lawn Services Organization”

The winner of the 11th Annual Prose Prize is also included. The judge, Pam Houston, says that the winning piece is “the most ambitious of all the contest stories.” She says, “I was both surprised and convinced by the ending, which is a satisfying combination for any story. This is one ending that will stay with me.”

Fugue Prose Prize

: Josie Sigler
“The Watcher in the Woods” [Fiction]

Runner-Up: Natanya Ann Pulley
“The Trickster Surfs the Floods” [Essay]

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