2017 Inaugural Chapbook Contest

Winner: Reservoir by Taneum Bambrick

Finalists: recuerdo by Alfredo Aguilar, No one cares what I think about the speed of light by Melissa Moorer

Judge: Ocean Vuong

2017 

Poetry

Winner: “thunder’s baby,” by Irène Mathieu

Finalists: “Down Bottom,” and “Malcolm Tariq’s Black Bottom” by Malcolm Tariq, “SUGARBABY 101” and “SUGARBABY 201” by DeShara Suggs-Joe

Fiction

Winner: “The Ones Without Writers,” by Daniel Paul

Finalists: “The Gardener” by Kalani Pickhart,

Judges

Poetry: Jericho Brown

Fiction: Alexandra Kleeman

 

2016 

Poetry

Winner: “So Dear Did This Stranger Become,” by Marielle Prince

Finalists: “Seneca Deer,” by Rebecca Hart Olander, “Qa’pla” by Candace Wiley

Fiction

Winner: “Space Heaters” by Derrick Martin-Campbell

Finalists: “The Bone Oven” by Micah Dean Hicks

Nonfiction

Winner: “Three Things I Remember About Lady Chatterly’s Lover” by Caylin Capra-Thomas

Judges

Poetry: Catie Rosemurgy

Fiction: Claire Vaye Watkins

Nonfiction: Matthew Gavin Frank

 

2015

Poetry

Winner: “Tanager” by Anna Scotti

Finalists: “Sweet Edge” by Mark Wagenaar, “The Rosary I Have Made of Your Name Gives Me Indigestion” by Alysia Nicole Harris

Fiction

Winner: “Dream Club” by Kelly Morris

Finalists: “Infant in Arms” by Midge Raymond

Nonfiction

Winner: “Pleasure” by Jacob Little

Finalists: “This is East Tennessee Punk Rock” by Megan Kerns

Judges

Poetry: Nikky Finney

Fiction: Aimee Bender

Nonfiction: Paul Bogard