2013 William Richey Short Fiction Contest.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 15th!
Judge: We are excited to announce that Emily St. John Mandel will serve as the final guest judge.
Prizes: The author of the winning story will receive $500 and publication in Yemassee. Yemassee will publish stories by two runners-up, along with a list of ten finalists.
Deadline: All entries must be submitted by the November 22nd deadline. (EXTENDED TO December 15th)
Entry Fee: (only!) $10. An entry fee of $10 must accompany each entry.
Word Limit: To enter, submit one piece of unpublished short fiction of up to 10,000 words. We welcome multiple story submissions; each story should be entered separately and will require its own entry fee.
Formatting, Details, Etc: All submissions should be double-spaced. Story title and page numbers should appear on all pages of the entry, but the author’s name should not appear anywhere within the entry. Entries must be submitted through submittable. Winners will be announced on our website, and all entries will be considered for publication.
A Look Inside “Apparitions”
Poetry judge Sam Amadon discusses why he selected “Apparitions” by Conor O’Connor for the 2013 Pocataligo Poetry Contest:
“One doesn’t expect a series of “Apparitions” to be as full-bodied (and full-throated) as the ones sung here. In lines such as “Dead ghost, live ghost, ghost of violet bloom,” this poem risks giving a pulse to the ethereal. Ultimately I see this poem as a meditation on viewing, explored section to section like panels in a gallery. Take a look.”
To take a further look, order a copy of Yemassee 20.2 by clicking here!
2013 Pocataligo Poetry Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Pocataligo poetry contest, judged by Samuel Amadon. The first place winner will receive a $500 prize, and the top three poems will be published in Yemassee 20.2, forthcoming summer 2013.
1st place: Conor O’Connor | “Apparitions”
2nd place: M.K. Sukach | “Unintended Metaphors”
3rd place: Elizabeth Drewry | “Choking”
“A Dancer Considers Her Brief Life” | Anika Eide
“We’ve got electric cars and i-pads, but post-post-industrialized love is still rocket ships and four-stroke internal combustion engines” | Jason Hess
“the truth is I stutter the truth” | Kari Hawkey
“[Railroads]” | Gregg Murray
“My Father’s Last Night” | Cathy Kodra
“The Sect which Pulls the Sinews: I’ve Seen You Handle Cocoons” | Annie Christian
“Fable. Antirrhinum” | Nikki Zielinski
“a pathologist’s prayer” | Gail Waldstein
“Why the Sea Does Not Sleep” | Holly Roland
“Lou Gehrig’s: Caesura” | Annie Charlton
2012 William Richey Fiction Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 William Richey fiction contest, judged by Matt Bell. The top three stories will be published in Yemassee 20.1, forthcoming March, 2013.
1st place: David Armstrong | “Patience is a Fruit”
2nd place: Barb Johnson | “Rider”
3rd place: Valerie Wilkinson | “Rattlesnake Ridge”
“498″ | Julian Zabalbeascoa
“Acts of Sedition” | Peter Driscoll
“Bethesda” | David Armstrong
“Daddy” | Nancy Powaga
“Flood Savings” | Michael Chaney
“Lake Living” | Melissa Swantkowski
“Moss Man” | Scott Sanders
“The Peacock Thief” | Tammy Delatorre
“Welcome to Truce” | Anya Groner
Yemassee Pushcart Nominees
We are pleased to nominate three entries, one from each genre we published throughout the last year, for the next Pushcart Best of Small Presses Prize.
“Astronaut” by Caleb True (fiction)
“Bethany is Dead” by Harmony Neal (nonfiction)
“Jellyfish” by Anna Scotti (poetry)
Congratulations to these three and thank you to all our contributors for making our decision difficult.
To everyone, keep sending us the good work. Maybe we’ll see your name up here next year?