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Contest Results

2016 Lascaux Prize in Poetry

The Winner:

David Salner, “Cheerleaders Practicing in Eveleth MN”

The Finalists:

Jeremy Cantor, “Her Husband Considers the Words of Picasso”
Lauren Camp, “A Precise Small Thing”
Marie Chambers, “I Read in the New York Times”
Joseph Dante, “Heathens at Thanksgiving”
April Ford, “If I Have a Daughter”
Mary Hennessy, “Winter Solstice”
Ed McManis, “Statues”
JL Schneider, “Blackout”
Kate Schultz, “Object of Art”
DeAnna Stephens, “Bundt Season”
Neha Sud, “How to Say Goodbye”
Elizabeth Vignali, “Jackie”
Cady Vishniac, “Morning Sickness”
Jeff Walt, “Three Drunk Angels”

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2016 Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

The Winner:

Alexander Weinstein, “Rocket Night

The Finalists:

Alexandra Comeaux, “Warning”
Valerie Cumming, “Family Dinner”
Kathryn Hill, “We Can Go Faster”
Jackleen Holton Hookway, “The Other Baby”
Landon Houle, “When Trapped in a Car Under Water”
Ronald Jackson, “Butterfingers”
Riona Judge McCormack, “Fifteen Silver Shillings”
Darren Morris, “The Gold”

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2015 Lascaux Prize in Fiction

The Winner:

Jennifer Pashley, The Scamp

The Finalists:

Melanie Bishop, My So-Called Ruined Life
Andrew Bynom, The Executioner’s Race
Tawnysha Greene, A House Made of Stars
Eleanor Lerman, Radiomen
Thomas H. McNeely, Ghost Horse
Elizabeth Oness, Leaving Milan
Georgann Prochaska, The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile
Jennifer Steil, The Ambassador’s Wife
Liza Wieland, Land of Enchantment

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2015 Lascaux Prize in Collected Short Fiction

The Winner:

Alden Jones, Unaccompanied Minors

The Finalists:

Michael Martin, Easiest If I Had a Gun
Cate McGowan, True Places Never Are
Margaret McMullan, Aftermath Lounge

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2015 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry

The Winner:

Christopher Buckley, Back Room at the Philosophers’ Club

The Finalists:

John Davis, Middle Class American Proverb
Heather Dobbins, In the Low Houses
Laura M. Kaminski, Considering Luminescence
Nikia Leopold, Swan and Jack-knife
Allan Peterson, Precarious

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2015 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

The Winner:

Hilary Dean, “Promises

The Finalists:

Melanie Cheng, “Allomother”
Aimee LaBrie, “A Good Thing”
Marjorie Maddox, “Crowned”
Randi Miller, “The Complications of Friendship”
Brenda Peynado, “We Work in Miraculous Cages”
Deesha Philyaw, “Peach Cobbler”
Chelsea Sutton, “The Tick and the Tocking”
Marcia Walker, “A Meditation on Dresses”
Alexander Weinstein, “Children of the New World”

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2015 Lascaux Prize in Poetry

The Winner:

Jennifer Givhan, “The Polar Bear

The Finalists:

Barbara Dahlberg, “Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1980”
Megan Gilmore, “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory: March 25, 1911 Sestina”
Jennifer Givhan, “The Polar Bear”
Don Hogle, “Vocabulary Lesson”
Matt Hohner, “Saratoga Passage, August 2014”
Jeanne Julian, “Mascot”
Eric Nelson, “Art”
Valerie Nieman, “Choice of Words”
Michael Pearce, “Autumn, Six Months Later”
Mark Ramirez, “Jealousy”
Brittney Scott, “Faith in Love and Quantum Physics”
Luke Wortley, “Reparations”
Elaine Zimmerman, “Newtown, Hearing”

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2015 Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

The Winner:

Kevin Couture, “Dragging Raven Lake

The Finalists:

Allison Adair, “How Did It End?”
Loren Bienvenu, “Shades”
Amy Bonnaffons, “The Best”
Christie Chapman, “Enablers”
Gay Degani, Heaven “Spoils”
Ryann Eastman, “Quakey”
Jen Fawkes, “Well Built Men, 18 to 30, Who Would Like to Be Eaten by Me”
Robin Hunter, “Lazy Lies”
David Karosick, “Let’s Not Move to Poland”
Scott Kauffman, “Ohio Grass”
Scott Lambridis, “Brizls”
Cassidy McCants, “I Shouldn’t Send This”
Neleigh Olson, “Like Snowflakes”
Melissa Ostrom, “The Hardship of the Insufficiently Afflicted”
Karen Smyte, “Anya”
Bob Thurber, “Our Trip to the Moon”
Ruth Wyer, “The Neurotic’s Guide to Navigating Breakfast”

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2014 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

The Winner:

Chris Connolly, “The Imminence of Flight

The Finalists:

Michelle Anderson, “Cancer (& Other Unforgivable Curses)”
Janna Brooke Cohen, “Campaigning”
Jennifer Dupree, “Linda Peterson Sounds Like a Reasonable Name”
Jen Fawkes, “Rebirth of the Big Top”
Pete Fromm, “Grief”
Perry Glasser, “Satan Takes 12 Steps”
Lesley Howard, “Her Mother’s Ghost”
Judith Lavinsky, “Thy Neighbor as Thyself”
R. Daniel Lester, “Broken. Everything.”
Jenna Loceff, “Cigarettes and Birdhouses”
Louise Marburg, “Crazy Talk”
Karen McIntyre, “The Amazing Adventures of Hannah O’Hare”
Jason Pollard, “Gathering Moss”
Anneliese Schultz, “The Edible and the Beauteous”
Sheila Thorne, “We’re Standing on a Shallow Sea”
Karen Recht, “Noblesse Oblige”
Alexander Weinstein, “The Cartographers”

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2014 Lascaux Prize in Poetry

The Winner:

Mathew Javidi, “Sefeed

The Finalists:

Heather Altfeld, “User”
C. Wade Bentley, “God Bless”
Kierstin Bridger, “Manifest”
Susan Cohen, “Viewing Guernica in Madrid”
James Crews, “My Father Asks for One Last Thing”
Elizabeth Crowell, “Hermes in Hades”
Jesse Mavro Diamond, “Chetwynd Morning”
Doris Ferleger, “What I Mean by Beauty”
Alexis Finc, “Line of Scrimmage”
Kim Garcia, “They call all experience of the senses mystic, when the experience is considered”
Megan Gilmore, “One Sentence on the Old House”
Jennifer Givhan, “Karaoke Night at the Asylum”
Alex Greenberg, “Boarding Up”
Christina Hammerton, “Crisis Hotline”
Elizabeth Harmon Threatt, “The Dreams of Daughters”
Matthew Hohner, “The Maximum Effective Range”
Andrea Hollander, “Living Room”
David Jauss, “You Are Not Here”
Abriana Jette, “The Drift”
Jeffrey Kingman, “The Traveling Voice”
Carol Munn, “By the River Bank’s Edge”
Barry North, “The Night Before”
David Sloan, “Living Too Long”
Colby Smith, “Each Photograph That You Take of Me”

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