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2023 Fall Writing Contest Winners & Finalists

With gratitude to all who submitted, the editors are delighted to announce the results of our first annual writing contest. We were amazed at the variety and caliber of the manuscripts we read.

1st prize: Where is Home? by Bethany Cole (poem)
2nd prize: Crimson Horror by Miriam Khouri (poem)
3rd prize: The Wife's Apprentice by Au-Co Tran (story)


on the animals after Ophelia by Mara Adamitz Scrupe (stipend awarded)

To Goddard by Peter Altschuler (stipend awarded)

The Candy Bar by Irena Kaçi (stipend awarded)

The Number Puller by Sarah Talbert

Voices Down the Well by Ian Fuller (stipend awarded) 

A Dionysian Rite by Aileen Gallagher

In the Absence of a Sinner by Malia Wessel

His Perceived Reality by Casey Weaver

How Far is Gone? by Katelyn Coombs

The Wedding Guest by Jill Charles (stipend awarded) 

First prize is $10,000; second prize, $5,000; and third prize, $1,050. We are grateful for the opportunity to have read so many vibrant manuscripts.

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