2017 Raymond Carver Contest
From over 1700 entries...
2017 CONTEST RESULTS
Prizewinners selected by guest judge Pinckney Benedict - to be published in Fall 2017 issue
First - $1500: "Richard" by David J. Wingrave in Warsaw, Poland
Second - $500: "Laughing and Turning Away" by Patrick Holloway in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Third - $250: "Homecoming" by Zachary Lunn in Raleigh, NC
Editor’s Choice - $125: "The Anatomy of Todd Melkin" by Catherine Malcynsky in Chester, CT
Editor’s Choice - $125: "Windfall" by Edward Hamlin in Boulder, CO
Thank you to ALL who entered and made this year another amazing contest!
GUEST JUDGE: Pinckney Benedict
Pinckney Benedict grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He has published a novel (Dogs of God) and three collections of short fiction, the most recent of which is Miracle Boy and Other Stories. His work has been published in, among other magazines and anthologies, Esquire, Zoetrope: All-Story, the O. Henry Award series, the Pushcart Prize series, the Best New Stories from the South series, The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, and The Oxford Book of the American Short Story. He is the recipient of, among other awards and honors, a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a fiction grant from the Illinois Arts Council, two Plattner Awards for fiction fromAppalachian Heritage magazine, a Literary Fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award. Benedict serves as a professor in the MFA program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.