Writing Awards 50

Yannick Thoraval of Victoria, Australia for “Learning to Die and Live: 24 Hours in Evacuation”

Yannick Thoraval is a writer, teacher and communications consultant. He holds a masters degree in history, a PhD in creative writing and teaches professional writing and editing at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Yannick has written two novels and has published nonfiction work in national publications. www.yannickthoraval.com

Robyn Carter of San Francisco, California for “Excelsior”

Robyn Carter’s writing has appeared in Prime Number, Conjunctions, Ninth Letter, West Branch, Colorado Review, NanoFiction, and other journals. She serves as a San Francisco WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence at a public school in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood.



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Melissa Bowers
Gilroy, California
“Our Voices Echo”

Myna Chang 
Potomac, Maryland
“Air So Thick”

Jaimee Wriston Colbert
Endicott, New York

Jane Copland 
Berkshire, United Kingdom
“A Trading Post on the 117th Meridian West”

Colleen Corbett
Saint Louis, Missouri
“Getting Out of Jail Free”

Hannah Faver 
Hampshire, United Kingdom

Catherine Fehre
New York, New York

Hannah Fowler
Chicago, Illinois
“I want a haircut that will fix my life, please”

Libertad Garcia-Villada
Holly Springs, North Carolina
“The First Heroine”

Jim Gish 
Arcanum, Ohio
“The Long Dark”

Tamar Jacobs
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
“If A Thing Is Trying To Eat You”

Bud Jennings 
Salem, Massachusetts
“The Brain of the Black-Capped Chickadee”

Lindsey Pharr
Alexander, North Carolina
“Crazy Josh and the Perfume of Immortality”

Gary Powell 
Cornelius, North Carolina
“The Geometry of Desire”

Vikram Ramakrishnan
Roslyn, New York
“Nothing Set in Stone”

Lee Reilly 
Chicago, Illinois

Dutch Simmons 
Wilton, Connecticut

Steven Simoncic
Chicago, Illinois
“You Will Do This”

Will Woldenberg
Charlottesville, Virginia
“Pacifism is Not Something to Hide Behind”

Hannah Yang 
Boulder, Colorado
“Vocabulary Lesson”


Mary Petty Anderson 
Seattle, Washington
“Newt Terrell”

Anthony D’Aries
Brookfield, Connecticut
“Memorial Day”

Ilona Duncan
Heathsville, VA
“The Little Crapaud”

William Fleeson
McLean, Virginia
“No Golden Man”

Ellen Graf 
Cropseyville, New York
“A Line of Immeasurable Width”

Roger Martin 
Lawrence, Kansas
“Birds of a Feather”

Dheepa Maturi
Carmel, Indiana
“A River Dance: Cauvery in Crisis”

Stephani E. D. McDow
Beltsville, Maryland
“A Letter to My Son”

Margarita Meyendorff
Rosendale, New York
“The Elephant Fall”

Faith Model 
Cody, Wyoming
“When There is Hope”

Kirsten Oerke
Hastings on Hudson, New York

Allen Price
Cranston, Rhode Island
“Running from Blackness”

N. R. Robinson 
Charleston, South Carolina
“Our Dad”

Sarita Sarvate
Albany, California
“In the Cuckoo’s Nest”

Emily Seibert
Yonkers, New York
“Human Error”

Sarah Stuteville
Seattle, Washington
“No One Is Watching”

Lori Tobias
Newport, Oregon
“What About Yvonne?”

Jemma van Loenen
VIC, Australia
“Summer of Discontent”

Gerry Walker
Los Angeles, California
“10 Days Under The Anthill: Confessions of a Criminal Trial Juror”

R. S. Wynn 
Dresden, Maine
“Release at Fox Point Lighthouse”

— Honorable Mentions —


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Tolu Adeyeye
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
“The Attic”

Chad Broughman 
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Madison Cilluffo
Oakton, Virginia
“January in Maine”

Clemintine Guirado
Mountlake Terrace, Washington
“Deception Pass”

James Hartman
York, Pennsylvania
“The Range of Acceptability”

Louise Hawes
Pittsboro, North Carolina

Susan Hettinger
Olympia, Washington

William Huskey
Seattle, Washington
“Enduring Doubt”

Jennifer Laxton
Weston, Wisconsin
“Stories the Dying Tell”

Jay Nunnery
Madison, Wisconsin
“A Visitation”

Dutch Simmons
Sarasota, Florida
“Papa’s” Typewriter”

Josh Swiller
Spencer, New York
“Mild Case”

Wallace Taylor
Caledon, Ontario

Robert Walton
King City, California
“One Stone”

Herbert Zarov

Northbrook, Illinois
“The Ceremony”


Marcus Carbo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bea Chang 
Redondo Beach, California
“Homesick Island”

Kira Compton
Sunnyside, New York 
“Summer in East Boston”

Elizabeth Flinn
Kapaau, Hawaii
“The Monarch”

Geoffrey Kent Graves
Laguna Beach, California
“The Philtrum”

Susannah Israel
Oakland, California
“The Storyteller’s Children”

Jeffrey Kass
Denver, Colorado
“Twenty-Four Inches”

Michael Mack 
Cambridge, Massachusetts
“The Year After High School”

Kat McNichol
Ontario, Canada
“What You Remember about Your Wedding Day”

Joan Merriam Merriam
Nevada City, California 
“Whispers of a Forgotten Plague”

Rebekah Morris
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
“Laugh Lines”

Phoebe Pan 
Irvine, California
“All the Voyage of Life”

Ellen Ronan
Bend, Oregon 
“My Mother’s Stone”

Anne Rudig
Torrington, Connecticut
“Read To Me”

Alice Silberling

Omaha, Nebraska
Pretty Strong

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