Marie Manilla is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her novels include THE PATRON SAINT OF UGLY, winner of the Weatherford Award, and SHRAPNEL, winner of the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel. Stories in her collection, STILL LIFE WITH PLUMS, first appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Mississippi Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. Learn more at www.mariemanilla.com.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.