Fiction Winner Jessica Purdy

Jan 31, 2018 by

Looks Just Like the Sun   It was during your Japanese phase. The one inspired by Astro Boy. On our spares we went to your house,...

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Non-Fiction Winner Samantha Ju...

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Love Like Ransom   I hear the blinds being furled back into a tight green roll hovering over my window. The morning sun is pins...

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Fiction Finalist Barbara Black

Jan 31, 2018 by

Velvet Voice Even with insects—some can sing, some can’t. —Kobayashi Issa, trans. Robert Hass Until that gig she never thought of a...

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Non-Fiction Finalist Edward Va...

Jan 31, 2018 by

Undank An Essay about Love “Undank ist der Welt Lohn!” It is 1938. A young Austrian man, which is to say he is an old Austrian boy,...

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Fiction Finalist Corinne Laroc...

Jan 29, 2018 by

Video Man   Whenever we made love, he’d talk about mathematics. He was obsessed by prime numbers. He disliked contemporary...

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Non-Fiction Finalist Meghan Da...

Jan 29, 2018 by

The Iles   The wax was immovable. It was an opaque smooth splash, long hardened and utterly refusing to yield to my efforts. I...

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Fiction Finalist Ray Morrison

Jan 28, 2018 by

FIRE AND ICE   In a period of one month during my sophomore year of high school, I lost both my left eye and the heart of Carla...

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Non-Fiction Finalist Lauren Kr...

Jan 28, 2018 by

Giving Myself to It   I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I...

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