Shortlists for Passages North’s 2015 Contests!

by RobinMcCarthy on May 19, 2015

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We received hundreds of strong submissions to our Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize and Hrushka Nonfiction Prize this spring. Congratulations to the following writers, whose submissions have been added to the shortlists! Guest judges Lynn Emauel (poetry) and Steven Church (nonfiction) will announce their decisions later this summer.  All contest submitters will receive a complimentary copy of Passages North #37, in which winning entries will be published, due out in Winter 2016.

We wish to thank all the contestants who shared their carefully-wrought work with us; it is a pleasure to read your poems and essays.

Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize Shortlist

“Animals in Silent Movies,” Kara Krewer
“Antikythera,” Lindsay Means
“Ant Hour Gospel (The Body Distances),” Mark Wagenaar
“Dan River Gospel,” Mark Wagennar
“The Dead Go Bowling,” K. T. Landon
“Emptying the Ash Can at Night after the Snow,” Beth Filson
“The Gunnywolf,” Megan Snyder-Camp
“The Infidelity of Weather,” Cathryn Shea
“Lobster Charm,” Kara Krewer
“Metropolitan,” Katie Hartsock
“My Mother’s Cold War,” Kathleen McClung
“Nieve in the Desert Circus,” Jennifer Givhan
“Voyaging,” Melissa Anne

Hrushka Nonfiction Prize

Burying Things, Charlene Caruso
Chanty, Nick Neely
In the Name of the Fathers, LaTanya McQueen
The Last Supper, Shaelyn Smith
Marine Iguanas, Liza Monroy
On Nostalgia, Elizabeth Dickinson
Ossification, Katy Teer
The Seagulls and the Noise, Rachel Fauth
Something Between Us, Maureen Ogbaa
When We Were Vikings, Kate Angus

NF Runners-up

Angel is a Centerfold, Stacy Parker Le Melle
Eating Ali’s Mother, Adriana Paramo
Vogelzang, David Zoby
You’ll See the Sky, Brent van Staalduinen

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