a journal of the arts...

Award Winners...


2018 POETRY AWARD, $1300:
"Human Words," Meredith Stricker of Carmel, California 
Judge:  Patricia Spears Jones
Award Winners...


2018 RICK DEMARINIS SHORT STORY AWARD, $1300: 
"Women With Large Dogs" John Tait of Flower Mound, Texas
 Judge: Mona Susan Power
2018 Barry Lopez Nonfiction 
Award, $1300:  "After Lennon" Julia Mary Gibson of Los Angeles, CA
Judge:  David Quammen 


Worlds into words into WORLDS
We have made our final decisions in poetry, short story and nonfiction for 2018.  Click here for a list of Finalists in all genres.
2nd Prize POETRY, $250: "Human Results" by Jenn Givan of Albuquerque, NM  

2nd Prize SHORT STORY $250: "A Small Bright Room" by Sharon Solwitz of Chicago, Illinois

2nd Prize Nonfiction, $250: "Visibility" by Sarah Priestman of Arlington, VA

Honorable Mentions, POETRY: "Nocturne Domestica" by Samuel Piccone of Henderson, Nevada

Honorable Mention:  SHORT STORY: "Vision Confidence Score" by Kimberly Blaeser of Burlinton, WI and "The Ten of Wands" by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz of Boulder, CO

Honorable Mention: NONFICTION: "Sharing Rus" by Michele Feeney of Phoenix, AZ