Contest Results

2019 Lascaux Prize in Poetry

The Winner:

When You Are Invisible, You Can Say Anything, by Valentina Gnup

The Finalists:

Survival Guide for a Depressive, by Lisa Dordal
She Knows the Names of Shells, by Karen Paul Holmes
The Facts, by Patricia Hale
The Work in Progress, by Jonathan Greenhause
On Learning That My Daughter’s Rapist Has Been Taught to Write a Poem, by Katharyn Machan
A Body in Motion, by EM Jennings

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2018 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

The Winner:

Palloncino, by Lauren Lynn Matheny

The Finalists:

Dandelion, by Olga Zilberbourg
Bargains, by Margaret Adams
Black Velvet Band, by Karen McIntyre
Born From Red, by Stephanie Hutton
Pocket Full of Posies, by Miriam Karmell
A Mouth is a House for Teeth, Michelle Ross
Like the Leg of a Y, by Katherine Ayars
Orange Crush, by Karlyn Coleman
Paper Cut, by Clare Weze
The Meantime, by Zöe Johnson

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2018 Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

The Winner:

Aim, by Rebecca Foust

The Finalists:

How to Make the Squirrels Jealous, by George Choundas
Cranberry’s Last Dance, by Sean Gill
Roll and Curl, by Ingrid Jendrzejewski
Pushing a Prayer, by Joy Kennedy-O’Neill
Childish Things, by Suki Litchfield
Review, by Sue Showalter

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Past Winners and Finalists

Winners: Jen Bergmark, Partridge Boswell, Christopher Buckley, Chris Connolly, Kevin Couture, Hilary Dean, Jennifer Givhan, Greg Hrbek, Mathew Javidi, Alden Jones, Lois P. Jones, Amanda Kabak, Cynthia Manick, Jennifer Pashley, David Salner, Ashley Shelby, Matthew Thorburn, Cady Vishniac, Alexander Weinstein

Finalists: Allison Adair, Threa Almontaser, Heather Altfeld, Michelle Anderson, Derek Annis, Laura Apol, Daniel Ari, Jennifer Barber, Claire Bateman, Jeffrey Bean, Mark Beauregard, C. Wade Bentley, Anna Bernstein, Loren Bienvenu, Melanie Bishop, Amy Bonnaffons, Tom Boswell, Bethany Bowman, Kierstin Bridger, Andrew Bynom, Lauren Camp, Jeremy Cantor, Hélène Cardona, Marie Chambers, Christie Chapman, Melanie Cheng, Lawrence Coates, Janna Brooke Cohen, Susan Cohen, Alexandra Comeaux, James Crews, Elizabeth Crowell, alerie Cumming, Anne Da Vigo, Barbara Dahlberg, Joseph Dante, John Davis, Gay Degani, Jesse Mavro Diamond, Heather Dobbins, Joe Dornich, George Drew, Jennifer Dupree, Ryann Eastman, Jen Fawkes, Doris Ferleger, Alexis Finc, Lydia Fitzpatrick, April Ford, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Pete Fromm, Kim Garcia, Susan Gardner, Megan Gilmore, Jennifer Givhan, Perry Glasser, Carlos Gomez, torrin a. greathouse, Alex Greenberg, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Tawnysha Greene, Kari Gunter-Seymour, Maurine Haltiner, Mohsin Hamid, Christina Hammerton, Chera Hammons, Andrea Hansell, Mary Hennessy, Kathryn Hill, Don Hogle, Matt Hohner, Andrea Hollander, Jackleen Holton Hookway, Kim Hooper, Landon Houle, Lesley Howard, Robin Hunter, Ronald Jackson, David Jauss, Abriana Jette, Lois P. Jones, Jeanne Julian, Laura M. Kaminski, David Karosick, Scott Kauffman, Jeffrey Kingman, Margaret Koger, Aimee LaBrie, Scott Lambridis, Colette Langlois, John Lavelle, Judith Lavinsky, Erica Plouffe Lazure, Julie Hungiville Lemay, Nikia Leopold, Eleanor Lerman, R. Daniel Lester, Richard Levine, Jenna Loceff, Marjorie Maddox, Isabel Mae, Louise Marburg, Michael Martin, Cassidy McCants, Riona Judge McCormack, Steve McDonald, Cate McGowan, Karen McIntyre, Ed McManis, Margaret McMullan, Thomas H. McNeely, Bailey Merlin, Lynn C. Miller, Martha Miller, Randi Miller, Douglas Milliken, Darren Morris, Karla Morton, Carol Munn, Robert Murray, Jim Naremore, Eric Nelson, Van Newell, Valerie Nieman, Cornelia Nixon, Barry North, Timothy O’Leary, Neleigh Olson, Kurt Olsson, Elizabeth Oness, Melissa Ostrom, Marian Palaia, Michael Pearce, Lynn Pedersen, Allan Peterson, George Petty, Brenda Peynado, Sally Pla, Karen Pojmann, Jason Pollard, Betsy Porter, Jessamine Price, Georgann Prochaska, Mark Ramirez, Karen Recht, Jendi Reiter, Tim Rolands, Michelle Ross, Susan Rukeyser, Ronan Ryan, David Salner, JL Schneider, Kate Schultz, Anneliese Schultz, Brittney Scott, Claire Scott, Leona Sevick, Amie Sharp, Kari Shemwell, Maureen Sherbondy, David Sloan, Colby Smith, Karen Smyte, Jennifer Steil, DeAnna Stephens, KJ Stevens, Neha Sud, Chelsea Sutton, Nancy Takacs, Marilyn Taylor, Sheila Thorne, Elizabeth Harmon Threatt, Bob Thurber, Rebecca Timson, Anne Vetter, Elizabeth Vignali, Cady Vishniac, Julie Marie Wade, Marcia Walker, Jeff Walt, Vickie Weaver, Alexander Weinstein, Liza Wieland, Jess Williard, Robley Wilson, Mary Wolff, Luke Wortley, Ruth Wyer, Elaine Zimmerman

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Required Reading
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An Amputee Looks Through a Ring

by Dina Peone
from Poor Yorick

Becoming Dr. Seuss

by Brian Jay Jones

The Three Words That Almost Ruined Me As a Writer

by Sonya Huber
from Literary Hub

The O.Henry Award Winners

Edited by Laura Furman

The Long, Winding Road to Publication

by Russell Rowland
from The Millions

Liz’s Free 10-Step Writing School

by Elizabeth Gilbert
from Instagram

Bashing Romance Novels Is Just Another Form Of Slut-Shaming

by Sarah MacLean
from Bustle