Recent Contest Results

2019 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

The Winner:

Candy: A Teenage Gospel, by Tommy Dean


2019 Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction

The Winner:

The Iranian Blue-Glazed Pottery, by Lynn Mundell

The Finalists:

Love for Sale, by Benjamin Aleshire
Dear Madeleine, by Stephanie Vanderslice


2019 Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

The Winner:

Joshua, by Jordana Jacobs

The Finalists:

Gaze, by Alexandra Grimm
If It Were You, by Kyra Kondis
Three Pictures of My Father That Survived the Great Divorce Purge of 1977, by Kathryn Kulpa
Limerence, by A.D. Lauren-Abunassar


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


Required Reading

The First 100 Words

by Stephen Parrish, with the editors of The Lascaux Review

A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen

by Kari Gunter-Seymour

The Glass Hotel

by Emily St. John Mandel

The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life: an Instructional Memoir for Prose Writers

by Stephanie Vanderslice

Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change

by Maggie Smith

The 2020 Pushcart Prize Winners

Edited by Bill Henderson

Winner of the National Book Award in Fiction

Trust Exercise

by Susan Choi

Becoming Dr. Seuss

by Brian Jay Jones