2008 Raymond Carver Contest

From over 440 entries...


First prize - $1,000: “The Last Hours of Pompeii” by Marc Nieson in Pittsburgh, PA
Second prize - $750: “Mourning the Departed” by L. Annette Binder in Los Angeles, CA
Third prize - $500: “Used to Be” by Elizabeth Baines in Didsbury, Manchester, UK
Editor’s Choice - $250: “Limits” by Sung J. Woo in Washington, NJ
Editor's Choice - $250 “Cooling” by Julie Eill in Alexandria, VA


Honorable Mentions
Margaret Rodenberg - “Mrs. Morrisette”
Michael Schiavone - “No One Comes Up Here By Accident”
Michael Schiavone - “For Those Who Have Also Dared”
Paul Vidich - “Home Theater”
Amelia Beamer - “The Cat, Kicking”


Guest Judge: cristina henriquez

Cristina Henriquez is the author of Come Together, Fall Apart, a collection of short stories and a novella.  Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Glimmer Train, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and AGNI.  She was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review as one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries.”  She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.  More information is available at her website.