2016 Intro Journals Project Winners

Intro Journals Winners: Poetry

Selected by Tyehimba Jess

  • “House Fire”
    Kari Stewart, Sterling College, Sterling Kansas
    Hayden’s Ferry Review

  • “Field Trip to the Dead President’s House”
    Emma Hyche, Auburn University
    Tampa Review

  • “Elegy for Jonah Sleepless in the Whale”
    Brennan Bestwick, Kansas State University,
    Manhattan, KS
     Colorado Review

  • “Make Blood”
    Cedar Brant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
    Quarterly West

  • “Kubler-Ross Hospice Photography”
    Michael Hurley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Puerto del Sol

  • “Poem for the God of Cities Left Burning”
    Audrey Gradzewicz, Purdue University
    Mid-American Review

  • “Throw Away The Cowboy Shirts”
    Alan Chazaro, University of San Francisco
    Iron Horse Review

  • “What Are You?”
    Amanda Huynh, Old Dominion University MFA Program
    Tahoma Literary Review

Honorable Mention

  • “County Road 518 at Country Road 24”
    Alison Chestnut, MFA Creative Writing, Mississippi University for Women.

  • “I Have Monkeys”
    Gianna Russo, Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing

  • “There is a Word for This, I’m Sure of It”
    Michael Gruber, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

  • “Praise Break”
    J. J. Hernandez, MFA Program at California State University, Fresno

Intro Journals Winners: Fiction

Selected by Mary Grimm

  • “Cobra”
    Sabrina Napolitano, University of Central Florida, Orlando
    Quarterly West

  • “A Short Walk Up Graves Hill”
    Anna Caritj, Hollins University
    Mid-American Review

  • “From the Watchtower”
    Nathaniel Barron, Colorado State University,   
    Fort Collins
    Iron Horse Review

  • “Make It Yours”
    Joseph Holt, University of Southern Mississippi Center for Writers
    Tahoma Literary Review

Honorable Mention

  • Possibility”
    Shannon Skelton, Georgia College and State University

  • “Noah”
    Daniel Lalley, University of San Francisco MFA in Writing Program

  • “River Bandit”
    Carl Napolitano, Hendrix College

  • “Hurt”
    Katie Knoll, University of Cincinnati

Intro Journals Winners: Creative Nonfiction

Selected by Jessica Handler

  • “Dispatch from the Carnival: And the Low Sky Opens”
    Tessa Fontaine, University of Utah
    Hayden’s Ferry Review

  • “What Work Is”
    Allison Campbell, University of Southern Mississippi Center for Writers
    Tampa Review

  • “Exposure”
    Emily Strasser, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    Colorado Review

  • “Borrowed Gardens”
    Anne Royan, Savannah College of Art and Design
    Puerto del Sol

Honorable Mention

  • “There is But One Choice: Confession or Some Form of Extinction”
    Natalie Singer-Velush, University of Washington, Bothell MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics

  • “Moving Forward, In Russian”
    Emily Ziffer, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

  • “The Best Casual Glass Cannon of All Time vs The Specter of Personal Hygiene”
    Janet Towle, University of Arizona Creative Writing MFA

  • “There’s a Nigger in the House”
    David Jackson, Temple University MFA Creative Writing Program