Fiction Contest Winners

2015

Winner of the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction, judged by David James Poissant:

“Hands Like Birds on Strings” by Barrett Bowlin 

Finalists:

“On the Far Edge of Paradise” by M. Sentell Haile
“Sundowning” by Justin Hermann
“How I Ended Up Here” by Anna Scotti

 

2014

Winner of the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction, judged by Jessamyn Ward:

“Practical Men” by Michael Chin

Finalists:

“A World of Baskets,” by Melanie Cordova
“The Foley Artist” by David Lee

 

2013

Winner of the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction, judged by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

“Shit Weasel Is Late for Class” by Michael Gerhard Martin

 

2012

Winner of the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction:

“Even Though He’s Still Alive” by Ari Braverman

Finalists:

“The Boy Who Had A Peach Tree Growing Out of His Head” by Hal Ackerman
“The Glitter and the Roar” by Seth Borgen
“Giant” by David Burtt
“Apocrypha” by Gabriel Houck
“Pull a Titus” by Ashley Shelby

 

2011

Winner of the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction:

“An Incomplete List of My Wishes” by Jendi Reiter

Finalists:

“The Men and the Mare” by Matt Brock
“Lady of Sorrow” by Joan Corwin
“No-Heat Season” by Mary Beth Leymaster
“If, Then” by Katie Spillman