Recent Contest Results

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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2021 Lascaux Prize in Poetry

Winner:

Saving Sgt. Billings, by Kari Gunter-Seymour

Finalists:

Directions Back to Childhood, by Judith Waller Carroll
In Her Last Days, by Peter Dudley
Five Pieces to Assemble After the Quarantine, by Molly Lanzarotta
Gratitude, by Scudder Parker
The Poem of the World, by Scudder Parker
Pillow, by Claire Taylor
For an Osage Orange Tree (and the names she’ll answer to), by Angela Winsor

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