American Literary Review Awards, 2022 Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners, runner-ups, and finalists for our 2022 American Literary Review Awards!

Poetry Contest Results, judged by Brian Czyzyk

Winner:
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, “On the 100th day of war in my birthplace”

Runner-up:
Emily Van Kley, “Dear”

Finalists:
Rebecca Faulkner, “Bonfire Night”
Jackleen Holton, “Woman in a Trump Mask at the Medical Center”
Kimberly Kralowec, “I Knew the Flavor of Apple but Not Its Sweetness”
Michele Parker Randall, “After Your Third Psychotic Break”

Fiction Contest Results, judged by Mike Robbins

Winner:
Maha Kamal, “Peace Ganey”

Runner-Up:
Eirill Falck, “Treatise on Triangular Desire”

Finalists:
Susan Hettingger, “Love Festival”
Ananya Jumar-Banerjee, “Short American Female”
Karan Kapoor, “Haircut”
Zoe Kerr, “My Best Friend’s Body”
Swati Prasad, “Akbar Dribbles”
Allison Frase Reavis, “Funnel”
RB Simon, “Girl, Folded”
S. C. Svendsgaard, “The Horse Thieves”
Kate Tooley, “Nobody’s Gonna Make You Go to Pigeon Forge”

Essay Contest Results, judged by Kendra Vanderlip

Winner:
Nancy Huggett, “The Perseids”

Runner-Up:
Talia Adry, “The Tide Pool”

Finalists:
Laura Marshall, “Escape Velocity”
Abigail E. Myers, “Nothing but Space”
Tracy Neiman, “The Last Leg of the Journey”