2020 Winners and Runners-Up

Short Story Category:

Katie Devine – Winner “The Extraction”

Titus Chalk – Runner-Up “This body also dances”

Creative Nonfiction Category:

Constance Adler – Winner “Look”

R. Tiara Malone – Runner-Up “Mikey Go Boom!”

Poetry Category:

Elizabeth Gross – Winner “Ghazal at the end of the world”

Andy Young – Runner-Up “My Mother’s Skull Is Opened for the First Time”

Short Story by a Public High School Student Category:

Deja Robinson – Winner “XoXo, Zion”

Percy Unger – Runner-Up “Breaking”

Beyond the Bars Category:

RBE – Winner “Deep Down”

GBS – Runner-Up “Pain From the Streets”

2019 Winners and Runners-Up

Short Story Category:

Sheila Arndt – Winner “Cherchez la Femme”

Susan Finch – Runner-Up “That Thing With Feathers”

Creative Nonfiction Category:

Benjamin Aleshire – Winner “Love for Sale”

Nick Robinson – Runner-Up “Cherall”

Poetry Category:

Kate Leland – Winner “All the Men Who Own My Underwear”

Yoruba Baltrip-Coleman – Runner-Up “Pressing Day”

Short Story by a Public High School Student Category:

Nichole Cloke – Winner “With Hindsight In Mind”

Torey Bovie – Runner-Up “Cicada”

Beyond the Bars Category:

Connor Sanders - Winner “Down Here”

Griffin Batiste Tadoe - Runner-Up "Problem Child"

2018 Winners and Runners-Up

Short Story Category:

Zeke Perkins – Winner “Utica”

Claire Jentsch – Runner-Up “Cool Air”

Creative Nonfiction Category:

Jennifer Steil – Winner “The Braille Machine”

Jennifer Horne – Runner-Up “‘I Am Sane’; The Life of Sara Mayfield”

Poetry Category:

Lana K. W. Austin – Winner “Interviewing Li Lu”

Kelly Anderson – Runner-Up “A Greater Distance”

Short Story by a Public High School Student Category:

Raven Little - Winner “Sprout”

Gabrielle Marullo – Runner-Up “Saint Abbi”

Beyond the Bars Category:

Jesus Mendez – Winner “Window”

Jesus Mendez – Runner-Up “Heart Memories”