Writing Awards 51

Laura Herbst of Portland, Oregon for “Little Ancestors”

Laura Herbst has finished her debut novel, set in Togo, and is seeking representation. She has been awarded the Kay Snow Award and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize, and her stories have appeared in The Sun, The Tishman Review, F(r)iction, North Carolina Literary Review, and upcoming in The Timberline Review.

Alexandra Blogier of Boston, Massachusetts for “Rebirth”

Alexandra Blogier lives in Boston, Massachusetts and along the edge of Cape Cod. She is the author of the YA novel The Last Girl on Earth and is an MFA candidate in fiction at Emerson College.



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Mark Bazelgette
San Rafael, California
“Lethal Complications”

Jon Fried 
Millburn, New Jersey
“Let’s Get This Over With”

Jim Gish
Arcanum, Ohio
“Wandering Boys”

Will Hearn 
Gulf Shores, Alabama
“Blow Me Away”

Emily Howes
London, United Kingdom
“In Miniature”

Kanza Javed 
Punjab, Pakistan
“Worry Doll”

Nancy Lederman
New York, New York
“Adios, Scheherazade”

Evelyn Maguire
Amherst, Massachusetts
“Mountain Pose”

Lori Kate Martin
Pittsburg, Kansas

Kevin Gerard Neill
Richmond Heights, Missouri
“Hear the Ever Approaching Thunder”

N. Page
Toronto, Canada
“Fake Friends and Bummer Jams”

Jim Roberts
Loveland, Ohio
“The Jackshit Bastards”

Joshua Sales
Knoxville, Tennessee
“The Flood of ’97”

Elizabeth Schultz
Austin, Texas
“Good Fences, Good Neighbors”

Rebecca Schwab 
Dunkirk, New York

Alan Sincic
Gotha, Florida

Joe Totten
Midway, Utah
“Reserved Seats for Armegeddon”

Keilly Ulery 
Athens, Georgia
“These Tender Breakable Things”

Charlie Watts
Freedom, New Hampshire

Charles Wheelan 
Hanover, New Hampshire
“A Fresh New Voice”



Elana Ableson
Gilroy, California
“Our Voices Echo”

Debra Bokur 
Nederland, Colorado
“Jack Regrets His Morning at the Market”

Natasha Christensen
Littleton, Colorado

Timothy Connors 
Milledgeville, Georgia
“Silly Fragile Bodies”

Ron Davies
Ottowa, Canada
“At the Water’s Edge”

Brian Feehan 
Wilton, Connecticut

Mauricio Montiel Figueiras
Mexico City, Mexico
“Migratory Birds”

Ásdís Ingólfsdóttir
Reykjavík, Iceland
“On a Knife’s Edge”

Edward Jackson
Greenville, Pennsylvania
“A Lack of Parallax”

Bobby Burnett Lee
Langley, Washington
“Kham Duc”

Georgia San Li
Winchester, Massachusetts

Fiona Mackintosh
Silver Spring, Maryland
“The Real Jazz Baby”

Molly Menickelly
Herndon, Virginia

John Meyer 
Laredo, Texas
“His Father’s Fastball”

Katy Read
Minneapolis, Minnesota

James Rickards
Cornwall, United Kingdom

Louis Rossi
Port Moody, British Columbia
“Horror Vacui”

Kelley Smith
Brookline, Massachusetts

Lynn Stearns 
Poolesville, Maryland

Natalie Warther
Los Angeles, California
“Man’s World”


Coming soon!

— Honorable Mentions —


Coming soon!


Victor Barall
New York, New York
“The Flash”

Steven Cahill 
East Burke, Vermont

Paul Clayton
Carson City, Nevada
“Remembering Mandy”

Jenna Cornell
De Pere, Wisconsin
“Waking Up Human”

Elizabeth England
New York, New York
“Survival Strategies”

Deac Etherington
Tumacacori, Arizona
“The Man in the Bougainvillea”

Kelly Hill
Louisville, Kentucky
“An Incomplete List of Weddings”

Tamar Jacobs
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
“Join Audio”

Liam Keller
Winnipeg, Manitoba
“The Light of Day”

John Ledford
Green Valley, Arizona
“The Boxer… A Man Alone”

Lisa McCormack
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
“Light Abiding Darkness”

Megan Ritchie
San Jose, California
“The Sunday List”

Sarah Rosenblum
Shorewood, Wisconsin
“The Birthday”

Joseph Waugh
San Salvador, El Salvador
“The Names of the Not Forgotten”

Ellen Weeren

Fairfax, Virginia
“A Girl in a Country Song”


Ross Berger
Los Angeles, California
“They Come Here Every Friday”

Jess Bird 
London, United Kingdom
“Things We Didn’t Say On Tuesday”

Alixx Black
Warsaw, Indiana
“I Can Do This”

Nicki Blake
Kardinya, Australia
“Snell’s Window”

Gabriella Chang
Seoul, South Korea

Terry Cleveland
Milton, Vermont
“A Purse Within a Purse”

James Colgan
Athens, Ohio
“Morning After”

Lisa Franklin
Walnut Creek, California

Stephanie Frykholm
Buena Vista, Colorado
“Olaf in the Loft”

Bill Lee
Windsor, Connecticut
“On His Way to Heaven”

Kirsten Mosher
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
“Around the Block”

James Prier
Vancouver, British Columbia

Cynthia Riffe
New Braunfels, Texas
“Stolen Moments”

Alice Rockingham-Gill
Belmore, Australia

Abram Valdez

Dallas, Texas
“A Deluge for Dowsing Rods”


Coming soon!

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