Judges For the 2014 Contests:
Flash Fiction: Victoria Redel is the author of three books of poetry and three books of fiction, the most recent of which is Make Me Do Things (Four Way Books). Redel is the recipient of a S. Mariella Gable Novel Award and a Forward Silver Literary Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. She currently serves as Vice President of PEN America.
Fiction: Charles D’ambrosio is the author of an essay collection and two short story collections. His most recent short story collection, The Dead Fish Museum (Knopf, 2006), was a finalist for the Pen/ Faulkner Award. Among other awards, he has been the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he recently received a Lannan Literary Fellowship.
2013 Award Winners
ON SQU is proud to announce the 2013 Washington Square Review Award recipients:
Fiction (selected by Karen Russell): Wendy Oleson “Bodies of Water”
Wendy is a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches courses in children’s, Gothic, and sci-fi literature. Her short fiction has received two Pushcart Prize nominations and appears in The Baltimore Review, [PANK], Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She’s currently working on novel manuscripts for Young Adult and Middle Grade readers.
Flash Fiction (selected by Shane Jones): Jen Fawkes “By the Numbers”
Jen Fawkes’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, and other journals, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from Hollins University and a BA from Columbia University.
Poetry (selected by Matthea Harvey): Jill Osier “Asia”
Jill Osier lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She’s the author of two chapbooks, Bedful of Nebraskas and Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White.
Big congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all those who participated!
Guidelines for the 2014 contest will be announced in fall.