And the winners are…

New South is excited to announce the winners of our 2016 Writing Contest!

POETRY, judged by Anya Silver

1st place: “Against Naming” by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

2nd place: “The Gospel Choir Sings All Night, All Day the Angels Keep Watching” by Summar West

3rd place: “Lessons in the Provenance of Living” by Jessica Plante

PROSE, Judged by Matthew Salesses

1st place: “Lipless” by Eric Schlich

2nd place: “One Rough, One Tender” by Amy Silverberg

3rd place: “Birds of St. Augustine” by Cynthia Gunadi

Our first place winners will be awarded $1,000 prizes; second place winners, $250; and third place winners, a three-year subscription to New South. And of course, all of these pieces will be published in the Fall issue, New South 9.2.

Many thanks to our judges, and a special thank you to all who submitted their work. We received so many wonderful submissions this year—452, to be exact—and we are so grateful for your support!

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