2012 Raymond Carver Contest

From over 690 entries...


Prizewinners - Published in the Fall 2012 issue
1st place - $1000: ”The Odyssey” by Jia Tolentino in Houston, TX
2nd place - $750: ”The Third Element” by Jodi Paloni in Marlboro, VT
3rd place - $500: ”Neuropathy” by Kathy Flann in Baltimore, MD
Editor’s Choice (Matthew) - $250: ”Starlings” by Joseph Johnson in Ellensburg, WA
Editor's Choice (Kristin) - $250: ”Floating on Water” by Dalia Rosenfeld in Charlottesville, VA


Honorable Mentions
"Kitchen Math" - Soma Mei Sheng Frazier
"Great Hall" - Carmiel Banasky


GUEST JUDGE: bridget boland

Bridget Boland is a Dallas-based writer whose work has appeared in Conde Nast Women’s Sports and Fitness, YogaChicago, and The Essential Chicago. Her debut novel, The Doula, will be published by Simon and Schuster in September 2012.

Ms. Boland teaches writing classes on fiction and memoir, coaches other writers, and offers seminars on yoga, energetics and writing as life process tools. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a JD from Loyola University of Chicago, and is the recipient of five residencies at The Ragdale Foundation for Writers and Artists.