Past Winners

2021 Contest Winners

FICTION
Winner:
Linda Wastila of Baltimore, MD for “Gone”

Runner-Up: 
Suzanne Hodsden of Pickerington, OH, “Snake Oil”

Finalists (alphabetically): 
Andrea Eberly of Seattle, WA for “One Hundred Days”
Robert Morgan Fisher of Woodland Hills, CA for “Extremity”
Zilla Jones of Winnipeg, CAN for “The Last Egg”
Sarah Morgan of West Linn, OR for “Housepainting”
Valerie Weingart of Salem, OH for “The Mediator”

POETRY
Winner:
Lynne Ellis of Seattle, WA for “Finochietto, or, Rib Spreader” and other poems”

Runner-Up: 
Maggie Queeney of Chicago, IL for “The Patient Resembles” and other poems”

Finalists (alphabetically): 
M Soledad Caballero of Pittsburgh, PA
Alex Lemon of Fort Worth, TX
Monica Prince of Selinsgrove, PA
Kiyoko Reidy of Nashville, TN
Laura Paul Watson of Pine, CO

NONFICTION
Winner:
Sally Crossley of Westbrook, ME, for “Facing It”

Runner-Up: 
Jessica Watson of Land O Lakes, FL, for “Intro to Nursing”

Finalists (alphabetically): 
Andrea Firth of Morago, CA, for “Fear of Infinity”
Patricia Foster of Iowa City, IA, for “Bound”
James Davis May of Macon, GA, for “Rabbit City During the Great Depression”
Jane Shepherd of Southsea, UK, for “Balancing Rocks”
Richard Sonnenmoser of Maryville, MO, for “Compatible with Life”