SLS Georgia 2019 Contest Winners & Prizes
In addition to these prized, a number of fellowships have been offered to participants across all categories based on the quality of their submissions.
For those who have not heard from us: be sure to keep your eyes on your inboxes (and check your promotion filter boxes, just in case), since fellowship offers for the participants whose work has strongly impressed our readers and judges will be sent out within the next few days.
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“Mouths, Filled With Cinnamon”
Kirsten Kaschock is the author of four poetry books and a chapbook: Unfathoms (Slope Editions), A Beautiful Name for a Girl (Ahsahta Press), WindowBoxing (Bloof Books), The Dottery (University of Pittsburgh Press/winner of AWP Donald Hall Prize), and Confessional Science-fiction: A Primer (Subito Press). Coffee House Press published her debut speculative novel, Sleight. She teaches at Drexel University.
“Excerpt of Ten Poems”
Trish makes sounds, poems, and translations with tongues that work to lick and lather their borders and margins.
“The Woman on the Roof”
Rosemary Jones is an Australian whose work has appeared in literary magazines such as Denver Quarterly, Sonora Review, Creative Nonfiction, Sweet, Cherry Tree, Cimarron Review and Split Rock Review. She was awarded an Alligator Juniper prize for nonfiction. She teaches and tutors writing at Yale and is at work on a novel and a short story collection.
“Watching Torvill & Dean Skate Bolero”
Abby Ryder-Huth is a poet and translator at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she is a Truman Capote Fellow. A Michigan native, she graduated from Oberlin College and lived afterwards in Gunma, Japan. Her work can be found in Rhino, Sakura Review, Oneirocritica, december, and elsewhere.
“On The Hill The Graves”
Jamaluddin Aram is a documentary filmmaker, producer, and short story writer from Kabul, Afghanistan. His documentaries My Teacher Is a Shopkeeper and Unbelievable Journey have been screened in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world. He is the associate producer of the Academy Award-nominated film Buzkashi Boys. His short stories have appeared in Afghan, American, and Canadian literary magazines. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He currently lives in Sudbury, Ontario.
“Hora de feliz”
Mónica Romo is a California-born and raised writer whose home is now wherever her feet are. Growing up in a family staunchly anchored to their sunny, mild hometown, she began writing out of the necessity to explore landscapes and lives outside the suburbia to which she was confined. Mónica has taught creative writing to high school students at university sleepaway camps, as well as the rudiments of the English language to children in remote Polish villages. She spent several years traveling the U.S. as an activist and political organizer, working on everything from voter registration to presidential campaign communications to protests and demonstrations. Mónica’s writing has been featured in Dream Pop Press and shortlisted for Cosmonauts Avenue’s annual poetry prize. Her work deals closely with the body, multilingualism, gender, and the Earth. She draws influence from the language of legislation; the glories of various dialects chiming through Mt.P, CoHi, and AdMo; the cluttered thoughts of meditation practice; divinely fresh guavas and figs; and the outlandish takes on love espoused at poetry slams on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.–where she now resides, and where another good story is always possibly just about to begin.
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First Chapter Contest
First Chapter of the Novel,
I Am Going to Lose Everything I Have Ever Loved
Courtney Sender’s fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, AGNI, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Witness, The Georgia Review, The Mississippi Review, and others, and her essays have appeared in The New York Times‘ ‘Modern Love.’ A fellow of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, she holds an MFA in fiction from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and an MTS from Harvard Divinity School. www.courtneysender.com
First Runner Up
First Chapter of the Novel,
Beasts of Time Recurrent
Second Runner Up
First Chapter from the Novel,
Children of the Station
Kyra Simone is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Black Clock,The Brooklyn Rail, F(r)iction Magazine, Little Star, Prelude, Vestiges, and The Best American Experimental Writing Anthology, among other journals. Originally from Los Angeles, she is a member of the publishing collective at Ugly Duckling Presse, and she works as an associate editor at Zone Books.
Essay, “¿Where is La Brecha Treinta?”
Caroline Tracey writes about aridity, migration, and womanhood. Originally from Colorado, she has also lived in Kyrgyzstan (as a Fulbright research fellow), New Mexico (as a cattle ranch hand), California, Texas, and Mexico City. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Guardian, the Nation, New South, 3:AM, and elsewhere.
Flash Fiction Contest
No winners were declared in the Flash Fiction contest