ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW AWARDS

//ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW AWARDS

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW AWARDS

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No. 28 from Anscoflex series by Paxton Maroney

We’re pleased to announce the winners of our contest. This year our judges included Pimone Triplett, Josip Novakovich, and Marcia Aldrich.

Each winner receives $1,000 and publication in our Spring issue. Our next contest will open May 1. Until then, we’re still accepting regular submissions. 

We’re pleased to announce the winners of our contest. This year our judges included Pimone Triplett, Josip Novakovich, and Marcia Aldrich.

Each winner receives $1,000 and publication in our Spring issue. Our next contest will open May 1. Until then, we’re still accepting regular submissions.  

Poetry Contest Winner, judged by Pimone Triplett. 

Winner
Jessica Guzman Alderman – “The Visible World”

Runner-Up
John Blair – “Blue”

Finalists
Kelly Grace Thomas – “Boat/Body”
Kelly Grace Thomas – “Life/Boat”
Kelly Grace Thomas – “Half-Masted”
Samuel Piccone – “Black Velvet”
Kelly Hoffer – “Gladiolus Stem”
Katie Schmid – “Apple Glory”
Forester McClatchey – “The Attractive Ostrich”
Johnson Cheu – “Wail”

Fiction Contest Winner, judged by Josip Novakovich

Winner
Rachel Toliver – “Legion”

Runner-Up
Bryna Cofrin-Shaw – “Errands”

Finalists
David Zoby – “Five-Bear Day”
Liz Howey – “The Boy”
Kathryn Takabvirwa – “Maria and the Other Man”

Nonfiction Contest Winner, judged by Marcia Aldrich.

Winner
Tara Deal – “Mirror Finish”

Runner-Up
Jane Marcellus – “Real Kid”

Finalists
Julialicia Case – “The Stories I Do Not Know For Sure”
Rachael Goldberg – “The Art of Disappearing”
Justin Hunt – “Cold War Prairie”
Debra Marquart – “Side by Side”
Martha Wolfe – “The Reluctant Sexton”

About the judges:

Pimone Triplett’s recent book of poetry, entitled Supply Chain, is forthcoming in fall of 2017 from the University of Iowa/ Kuhl House Poetry Series. She is the author of three previous books of poetry, Rumor (Northwestern University Press/ Triquarterly Books 2009), The Price of Light (Four Way Books, 2005), and Ruining the Picture (Northwestern University Press/ Triquarterly Books 1998). She is also co-editor (with Dan Tobin) of Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play (University of Michigan Press, 2007), an anthology of essays on the craft of poetry. She is an associate professor of creative writing the University of Washington MFA program in Seattle.

Josip Novakovich emigrated from Croatia to the United States at the age of 20. He has published a dozen books, including a novel, April Fool’s Day, four story collections and three collections of narrative essays as well as two books of practical criticism. His work was anthologized in Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Prize Stories. He has received the Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Award and an American Book Award, and in 2013 he was a Man Booker International Award finalist. He teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal. 

Marcia Aldrich is the author of the free memoir Girl Rearing, published by W.W. Norton.  She has been the editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in NonfictionCompanion to an Untold Story won the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is at work on Haze, a narrative of marriage and divorce during her college years. She is editing Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women to be published by The University of Georgia Press.

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