"Richard" by David J. Wingrave in Warsaw, Poland
"Laughing and Turning Away" by Patrick Holloway in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
"Homecoming" by Zachary Lunn in Raleigh, NC
"The Anatomy of Todd Melkin" by Catherine Malcynsky in Chester, CT
"Windfall" by Edward Hamlin in Boulder, CO
Read these winning stories online here. For a full list of semifinalists and information about the contest, visit Carve online.
Kristin Robertson - "Poem for My Unborn Daughter"
Jenna Bazzell - "All Is Wild, All Is Silent"
Emily Paige Wilson - "Reasons to Return Home"
Emily Rose Cole - "How Not to Remember Your Mother"
Jenna Bazzell - "The Speaker's Prayer"
Mario Ariza - "Erratic transcription of notes taken at a refugee camp in Anse-A-Pitre, Haiti"
Several of the works as well as other content from this issue can be read online here.
Grand Prize Winner
Judge Michele Glazer
Laura Read’s poem “Margaret Corrine, Dunseith, North Dakota, 1932”
$1000 and publication
First Prize in Nonfiction
Judge Sarah Einstein
Natasha Sajé’s essay “Guilt: A Love Story”
$250 and publication
First Prize in Fiction
Judge Karen Osborn
J. Stillwell Powers’ story “Salvage”
$250 and publication
Read full judge's comments here.
1st place goes to Dan Murphy [pictured] of Brooklyn, NY, who wins $2500 for “In Miniature.” His story will be published in Issue 101 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be his first fiction publication.
2nd place goes to David Ye of Irvine, CA, who wins $500 for “Blue Water.”
3rd place goes to Jen Wellington of Buffalo, NY, who wins $300 for “Red Stick.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadlines soon approaching:
Fiction Open: August 31 (grace period extends through September 10)
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place has just been increased to $3000 plus publication in the journal, and 10 copies of that issue. Second/third: $1000/$600 and consideration for publication. This category has been won by both beginning and veteran writers - all are welcome! There are no theme restrictions. Word count generally ranges from 3000 – 6000, though up to 20,000 is fine. Stories may have previously appeared online but not in print. Click here for complete guidelines.
Very Short Fiction Award: August 31 (grace period extends through September 10)
This competition is also held twice a year, with first place winning $2000 plus publication in the journal, and 10 copies of that issue. Second/third: $500/$300 and consideration for publication. It’s open to all writers, with no theme restrictions, and the word count must not exceed 3000. Stories may have previously appeared online but not in print. Click here for complete guidelines.
2016 Mary C. Mohr Poetry Award Winner
Selected by Jericho Brown
"manhood" by Richard Thompson
2016 Mary C. Mohr Fiction Award Winner
Selected by Adam Johnson
"The One Good Thing About Las Vegas, Nevada" by Bradford Kammin [pictured]
John Wall Barger, "Smog Mother"
Read the interview with John Wall Barger here.
Délani Valin [pictured], "No Buffalos"
Read the interview with Délani Valin here.
The Malahat Review is available for single issue purchase in the NewPages Magazine Webstore.
2016 Barthelme Prize
Judge: Jim Shepherd
Andrew Mitchell, "Going North"
Honorable Mentions - Both also received print publication
Molly Reid, "Fall from Grace"
Marya Hornbacher "A Peck of Beets"
The Gulf Coast Prize in Translation Contest is open to prose (fiction or nonfiction). The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions receive $250.
2016 Gulf Coast Prize in Translation
Judge: Idra Novey
Carina del Valle Schorske for a translation of Marigloria Palma
Winner: Rebekah Taussig, "I Called Mine Beautiful"
Finalist: Robert Stothart, "Nighthawks"
Winner: Paige Lewis, "Angel, Overworked"
Finalist: Donna Coffey, "Sunset Cruise at Key West"
Finalist: Christina Hammerton, "Old Pricks"
Winner: Derek Palacio, "Kisses"
Finalist: Nicholas Lepre, "Pretend You’re Really Here"
Finalist: Terrance Manning, Jr., "Vision House"
The Florida Review is avaiable for single issue purchase on the NewPages Magazine Webstore.
The Summer 2017 issue of Ruminate features 2017 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize winners with commentary from Judge Josh MacIvor-Andersen:
"Like This We Begin: An Essay in Two Photographs"
Sonja Livingston [pictured]
"The Seven Stages of Not Eating"
M. Sophia Newman