Recent Contest Results

2022 Lascaux Prize in Poetry

Winner:

Glyphs of a Gentle Going, by B. Fulton Jennes

Finalists:

Ars Poetica With Clickbait, by Rebecca Foust
The Likes of Us, by Ken Holland
Send It, Send It, by Karen Paul Holmes
Sleep While the Baby Sleeps, by Jackleen Holton
How Time Works on the Southern Plains, by Justin Hunt
Toward the End of March, by Justin Hunt
Two-Man Saw, by B. Fulton Jennes
Night Flight, by Judy Kaber
Boy With Stolen Begonia, by Alison Luterman
The Night Yard, by Ellen Romano
Items on the Nebraska Homestead, 1889, by Pamela Vap

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2021 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

Winner:

The Science Hour, by Paul Byall

Finalists:

Todd, by Matthew Farrell
Wandering Boy, by Jim Gish
The Faith Healer, by Ciera McElroy

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2021 Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction

Winner:

Towel Racks, by Wilson MacConnachie

Finalists:

I Will Tell You This Much, and Then We’ll Never Talk About It, by April Ford
Cassandra’s Prophecy to No One in Particular, by Anna Hundert
After That, Try This:, by Christiana Louisa Langenberg
Distance, by Treena Thibodeau

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2021 Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

Winner:

Some Things You’ll Do When You Would Rather Be Happy, by Laurie Marshall

Finalists:

Career Change, by Lisa K. Buchanan
Museum of Grand Gestures, by Danielle Claro
Paper Saints, by Tommy Dean
Letter to My Coroner, by Christina Litchfield
The Wild Plums Are Blooming, by Mark Schimmoeller

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It all began around a campfire…

Beautiful language

is meant to be heard as well as read, and in fact words were vocalized eons before they were ever committed to clay or parchment. Storytelling began around campfires. We seek prose and poetry that continue the tradition.

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