Non-Fiction Winner Samantha Ju...

Jan 31, 2018 by

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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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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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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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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Non-Fiction Finalist Celia Rui...

Jan 27, 2018 by

The Visit   The road that led to my father was desolate and long. The late afternoon sun was muted by wispy gray clouds that...

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From Dorothy Ellen Palmer’s Me...

Sep 14, 2017 by

RUN, GERALD, RUN   From the knees up, Gerald was the cutest boy I’d ever seen. California Surfer Boy cute. Blue eyes. Unruly...

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From Joanne Vannicola’s Memoir...

Jun 29, 2017 by

Walking Through Glass   I never knew what condition she would be in when I arrived at the hospital: if she would be lucid,...

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Kim Echlin on Love and Death

Jun 29, 2017 by

We wanted author Kim Echlin’s thoughts on ‘Love and Death,’ as both figure so prominently in her work. Master...

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Marjorie Stewart’s Non-Fiction...

Mar 8, 2017 by

  Stink: A Love Story     She swallowed the spider to catch the fly…   I like to be on the cutting edge of...

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Cheryl Lynn Smart’s Non-Fictio...

Jan 9, 2017 by

Vague Castles   From the pulpit we were told, “A dancing foot and a praying knee don’t belong on the same leg.” We grew older....

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Nonfiction Finalist Minna Dubi...

Aug 30, 2016 by

You & Me: The Prologue Age 3 – When we are the same You You run down the big stairs to find your father in his basement workshop,...

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Nonfiction Finalist Sonja Boon

Aug 13, 2016 by

  French Kiss   “He kisses like a garbage can.” That was Pauline’s assessment when I told her about a man I’ll call...

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Nonfiction Finalist Ellen Good...

Jul 18, 2016 by

Stealing the Story Back   “Are you sure you don’t need more time to think about this?” asked my friend while I studied the...

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Melanie Malinowski for Nonfict...

Jun 27, 2016 by

 Arena Rock   By now, I’m crying. We are somewhere near the North Carolina border in psychedelic snow blurs, traversing an icy...

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Emma Carlson’s Embedded in a P...

May 2, 2016 by

Personal Essay   My Parent’s Wedding Someone painted the scene with watercolors before the people sat down in it. A residue of...

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Lucie Bonvalet’s Ghost D...

Feb 12, 2016 by

Haunted Valentine:     “Touch,” he said. “It’s very soft.” It was, indeed, unnaturally soft. Like something containing...

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Tracey McGillivray’s Bri...

Dec 18, 2015 by

Personal Essay:   I drive past a low, green-glass building on Sheppard Avenue and my teenaged son swivels in his seat to stare...

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Kera Yonker’s Sharks and Starf...

Nov 4, 2015 by

Personal Essay:   Once, you rarely left the house without make-up in case you met your soul mate while you ran to the drugstore...

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