2014 Fiction Contest Winners Announced



William Boyle has been named the grand-prize winner of the 2014 Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest for his story, “Shoveling Out,” which will be published in the magazine’s June 2014 Culture Issue.

Boyle lives in Oxford, Mississippi. He received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Mississippi, where he currently teaches first-year writing. He also works at The End of All Music, a record store in Oxford. He is the author of the novel Gravesend (Broken River Books). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Mississippi Noir, L.A. Review of Books, The Rumpus, Salon, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Lazy Fascist Review, Hobart, and other magazines and journals. He’s originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Receiving an honorable mention award in our contest, for her story titled “Cherry Road,” is Anna Kushnir, who was born in Ukraine and grew up in Memphis. She’s majoring in Biology at Rhodes College, and will have work published in the college literary magazine, The Southwestern Review. She has participated in the St. Jude Summer Plus Fellowship, and is applying to medical school. She plans to pursue both medicine and writing.

Also receiving an honorable mention award is Karen Peacock, an art therapist in Memphis. She received her Master’s from Pratt Institute in Art Therapy and Creativity Development. She currently teaches art therapy at Christian Brothers University and facilitates the Art Therapy Access Program at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Her previous nonfiction and poetry works have been published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and Pulse: voices from the heart of medicine. Her entry in the fiction contest, “A Glimpse of You,” is her first fiction story.

We congratulate these three winners, and we appreciate all writers who entered the contest. We also extend a big thank-you to our longtime contest cosponsors, The Booksellers at Laurelwood and Burke's Book Store.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

Second Helping of Bill Morris’ “Lessons in Leadership”

The former three-term Sheriff and four-term Mayor of Shelby County is set to speak at the Church Health Center’s mix-and-mingle event on April 21 at the Tennessee Brewery.
2015.04.20 01:02 PM

“Flyer” Pet Ad Makes a Difference

Volunteer Angela Edmonds’ photos match many dogs and cats with forever homes.
2015.04.24 10:00 AM

Auction Stopped for Japanese-American Internment Camp Art

Two camps were based in the Delta.
2015.04.21 06:00 AM
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Stories

Memphis Musicians Honored as NEA Jazz Masters

Saxophonists George Coleman and Charles Lloyd, both of Memphis, were feted last week by the NEA and jazz world.
2015.04.27 09:56 AM

Taste the Flavors of Memphis This Sunday

A group of Memphis’ top chefs will cook up gourmet meals in support of a great cause.
2015.04.25 06:00 AM

“Flyer” Pet Ad Makes a Difference

Volunteer Angela Edmonds’ photos match many dogs and cats with forever homes.
2015.04.24 10:00 AM

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags


The Memphis magazine staff blog

About This Blog

"901" is the current affairs blog compiled by the staff of Memphis magazine, where readers can find breaking-news tidbits relating to all facets of life in the Bluff City. 

Regular participants include long-time Memphis editors such as Marilyn Sadler, Michael Finger, Jackson Baker, Frank Murtaugh, and Kenneth Neill, along with Inside Memphis Business staffers Richard Alley and Anna Cox.

Every Thursday our Calendar Editor, Julie Ray, posts her picks for the weekend's events and activities.

"901" is the place where Memphis readers can "dial in" to find fresh reporting of recent developments in our city's political, economic, and cultural life.

Recent Posts

Archives

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the 901 Feed »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags