2018 Summer Contest Winners!

We’ve been reading nonstop for several months and are so excited to finally announce the winners of our Summer Contest for 2018! Thank you to all our submitters, to our judges, and to our readers—and a huge congratulations to the following writers:


Nonfiction – Judged by Leslie Jamison

1st Place: “Pergelation” by Margaret Adams

2nd Place: “Homing” by Austyn Gaffney


Poetry – Judged by Franny Choi

1st Place: “Menstruation Triptych” by Jihyun Yun

2nd Place: “electric hand” by Ivanna Baranova

3rd Place: “Calluses” by Mauricio Novoa


Fiction – Judged by Luís Alberto Urrea

1st Place: “Art Unknown” by Nicole Cuffy

2nd Place: “An Answer to Your Question” by Laura Price Steele


Our contest winners will be published in Issue 38, forthcoming in early December 2018.

Hayley Peterson