2019 New South Writing Contest

Winners

Poetry
1st Place: Stacey Balkun, “Bloodline”
2nd Place: Alisha Dietzman, “Love Poem by the Light of Something Obvious”

3rd Place: April Goldman-Sims, “[the furrows]”

Prose
1st Place: Heather De Bel, “Junkyard in Passaic County”
2nd Place: Lauren Green, “Runaways”
3rd Place: Brian Crawford, “Sharp”
Finalists

Poetry
Lauren Eggert-Crowe
Patrycja Humienik
Lynda Kong
Katherine Lamb
Aurielle Lucier
Jeremy Morris

Sara Ryan

Prose
Timothy Bradley
Sophie Braxton
Ashley Chambers
Jackie Connelly
Evan Senie
Kate Simonian
Eleanor Stern


The 2019 New South Writing Contest was judged by SJ Sindu in prose and Natalie Eilbert in poetry. New South’s contest is open to writers who have not published a book of prose or poetry (chapbooks are fine). The contest awards $1,000 to one winner in poetry and one winner in prose, and a $250 runner’s up prize in each category.

The 2020 contest judges and guidlines will be announced in December 2019.