2016 Contest Results

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Boats, Bois de Vincennes, Paris – Roger Camp
We are thrilled to publish the winners and runners-up for our 2016 contest in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Congratulations to our winners and our sincere thanks to all who submitted to the competition!

Fiction
Winner: 
Peanuts Aren’t Nuts
-Courtney Zoffness

Runner-up:
The Chinese General
​-Peter Justin Newall 

Judge:
Merritt Tierce, author, most recently, of the novel Love Me Back, and recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.


Finalists
Darién
-Carol Duran Quinn

Shondesh
-Jay Thumar

Creative Nonfiction
Winner:
Essay Notes on Attachment Disorder
-Lara Lillibridge

Runner-up: 
A Bedtime Story From Your Future 
-Lisa K. Buchanan

​Judge: 
Charles D’Ambrosio, author, most recently, of Loitering: New and Collected Essays​, and recipient of a Whiting Award​.


Finalists
About Where You Come From
-Samantha L. Deal

A Pack a Day
-Betty Jo Buro

The Evolution of a Trigger
-Whitney Templeton