This year's winners have been chosen: Antonya Nelson has picked Elizabeth Ames Staudt's "Vivisection" for the Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction, and Jane Hirshfield has selected Jenny Molberg's "Narrative" as the winner of the Poetry Prize. Jane Hirshfield also selected Jude Nutter's "Still Life with Full Moon and Ibis" as an honorable mention. Read on for the full list of finalists.
Thanks again to all who submitted for allowing us to read your excellent work!
2013 List of Finalists
Miriam Cohen, "Recess Brides"
Tiffany Debicka, "Shape But No Definition"
Courtney Fowler, "Gold Rush Resort: Summer 1997"
Charles Green, "The Shabbiness Factory"
Nicole Haroutunian, "When the Smoke Clears"
Annabelle Larsen, "Urban Guerrillas"
Elizabeth Ames Staudt, "Vivisection"
Katherine Van Dis, "A Clear Night"
Jenny Molberg: "Narrative" & "A Nocturne"
Chelsea Jennings: "Heirloom"
Jesse Nissim: "Story" & Fire"
Dawn Teft: "Winterhospital"
Bruce Bond: "The Web"
Benjamin Goldberg: "Salvation Army" & "Mavin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum"
Victoria Lynne McCoy: "Self-Portrait as Odysseus"
Jude Nutter: "Legerdemain," "Still Life with Full Moon and Ibis" and "A Minor Incident..."
About the Judges
Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry, including the new Come, Thief, After (shortlisted for England’s T.S. Eliot Prize and named a “best book of 2006” by the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the London Financial Times), Given Sugar, Given Salt, (finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award), The Lives of the Heart, and The October Palace, as well as a book of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Orion, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, six editions of The Best American Poetry, and many other publications. In 2012, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Antonya Nelson is the author of eight books of fiction, including Female Trouble and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody’s Girl, and Living to Tell. Nelson’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. Her books have been New York Times Notable Books of 1992, 1996, 1998, and 2000. The New Yorker called her one of the “twenty young fiction writers for the new millennium.” She is also a recent recipient of the Rea Award for Short Fiction and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA Grant.