The 2014 issue of The Briar Cliff Review marks another year for its contest winners. Here are the first prize winners with a short quote from their work (which can be found inside the issue):
Fiction Contest Winner
Leslie Kirk Campbell: “Thunder in Illinois”
“He’s not a gambler but he’s made his own secret bet. If he wins, he won’t need to go back to Bangkok. If he loses, well, his bag is still packed.
‘What did you say, Lenny?’
‘I said I can die as soon as I get more points that you, dear. And I’m a hair’s breadth away from that moment.'”
Nonfiction Contest Winner
JLSchneider: “Call Me T