a journal of the arts...

Award Winners...


2017 POETRY AWARD, $1300:
"The Hanging Man," Isaac Black of Cambria Heights, NY
Judge:  Cornelius Eady
Award Winners...


2017 RICK DEMARINIS SHORT STORY AWARD, $1300: 
"Purgatory" Jerry Budwig of McLean, VA
 Judge: Lidia Yuknavich
2017 Barry Lopez Nonfiction 
Award, $1300:  "The Boy Who Didn't Know Shit About Shit," Tess Hall of Brooklyn, NY
Judge:  Brenda Peterson 


Worlds into words into WORLDS
We have made our final decisions in poetry, short story and nonfiction for 2017.  Click here for a list of Finalists in all genres.
2nd Prize POETRY, $250: "Geese" by Chaya Bhuvaneswar of Brooklyn, NY   

2nd Prize SHORT STORY $250: "8C" by Nayantara Roy of NYC

2nd Prize Nonfiction, $250: "If I Should Die Before I Awake" by Cynthia Neely of Leavenworth, WA

Honorable Mentions, POETRY: They Are Waiting For Us To Die" by Amalie Kwassman of Ames, Iowa

Honorable Mention:  SHORT STORY: 

Honorable Mention: NONFICTION: