Uncategorized | September 20, 2016

In the next few weeks, we’ll feature the three winners of last year’s Editors’ Prize, Genese Grill (creative nonfiction), Phillip B. Williams (poetry), and Emma Törzs (fiction).

Our 26th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize deadline is just three weeks away. Enter today for your chance at our three $5,000 prizes.

Genese and Editor Speer Morgan in the photobooth at last year’s reading and reception

Genese Grill says, “Winning the Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize for non-fiction gave me the self-confidence and oomph necessary to finish writing my book. I still remember the gala and the visit so fondly!”

Watch Genese read from and discuss her prize-winning essay at last year’s Editors’ Prize reception:

Image credit: Suzanne Levine

Genese Grill is a writer, translator, and book artist living in Burlington, Vermont. She is the author of The World as Metaphor in Robert Musil’s The Man without Qualities (Camden House, 2012), and the translator of Robert Musil’s Thought Flights (Contra Mundum Press, 2015). She has just finished a collection of essays entitled Portals: Reflections on the Spirit in Matter, which is looking for a nice publishing house in which it might live. She has an essay forthcoming in the Georgia Review and is the editor of a new local monthly print magazine called 05401PLUS. 05401 is the zip code in Burlington, and the PLUS refers to the surrounding Lake Champlain bio region. Her award-winning essay “Portals: Cabinets of Curiosity, Reliquaries, and Colonialism” can be found in our Spring 2016 issue.