2017 Contest Results

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No. 28 from Anscoflex series by Paxton Maroney
We are thrilled to publish the winners and runners-up for our 2017 contest in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Congratulations to our winners and our sincere thanks to all who submitted to the competition!

Fiction
Winner: 
“Legion”
Rachel Toliver
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Runner-up: 
“Errands”
Bryna Cofrin-Shaw

Judge:
​Josef  Novakovich
, author, most recently, of the novel Tumbleweed, recipient of a Whiting Award and a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize in 2013. 


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

Poetry
Winner:
“The Visible World” 
Jessica Guzman Alderman

Runner-up: 
“Blue”
John Blair

Judge:
Pimone Triplett, author, most recently, of the poetry collection The Price of Light.

Finalists
Kelly Grace Thomas – “Boat/Body”
Kelly Grace Thomas – “Life/Boat”
Kelly Grace Thomas – “Half-Masted”
Samuel Piccone –