2015 Literary Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the following winners of our 2015 Literary Awards!

Poetry: Corey Van Landingham, "In the Year of No Sleep" (Judge: Kathy Fagan)
Runners Up: Rachael E. Katz, "All About Flash"; Monica Sok, "Here Is Your Name"

Fiction: Kristen N. Arnett, "See also: A history of glassmaking" (Judge: Jac Jemc)
Runner Up: Zach Vandezande, "Status Updates"

Creative Nonfiction: Michael Gracey, "My Own Good Daemon" (Judge: Matthew Gavin Frank)
Runner Up: Julie Marie Wade, "The Regulars"

The winning works will be featured in our Fall/Winter 2015-16 edition. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Special Feature

New! Read Rebecca Makkai's "The Singing Women," from her forthcoming collection Music for Wartime









Special Feature

NEW IN JULY: "Invisible Nails" by Samuel Autman, winner of the 2015 DISQUIET Literary Prize in Nonfiction











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