2017 Intro Journals Project Winners

Intro Journals Winners: Poetry

Selected by Leona Sevick

  • “Whale Soup”
    Katie Amundsen, Wichita State University
    Mid-American Review

  • “When I was Little I Punched My Brother and Called It a Love Tap”
    Paige Leland, Grand Valley State University
    Tahoma Literary Review

  • “Kid”
    Alizabeth Leake, Brigham Young University
    Iron Horse Literary Review

  • “The Fossil”
    Erika Mueller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Colorado Review

  • “Lover the Lord Has Left Us”
    C.T. Salazar, The MFA program at Mississippi University for Women
    Tampa Review

  • “The End Road Work Sign Reminded Me that Most Things Cease to Exist”
    Maria McKee, Grand Valley State University
    Puerto del Sol

  • “Venice, Baja California”
    Gabriel Rubi, San Diego State University
    Hayden’s Ferry Review

  • “Hunger”
    Marcus Jamison, Old Dominion University
    Quarterly West

Honorable Mention

  • “Drowning Girl (after Lichtenstein)”
    Daphne Tredore, University of Memphis

  •  “Larva”
    Avery Taylor, Brigham Young University

  • “Postcard from Los Angeles”
    Hannah Dow, University of Southern Mississippi Center for Writers

  • “Baltimore [...]”
    Jessica Harris, American University

  • “Beste”
    Molly Likovich, Salisbury University

  • “Hummingbirds”
    Sarah McCall, Old Dominion University

  • “I’m writing on your birthday”
    Peyton Prater, University of Arizona

  • “My Mother Sent Cards”
    Natalie Homer, West Virginia University

Intro Journals Winners: Fiction

Selected by Brendan Kiely

  • “South of Eight”
    Derrick Jefferson, American University
    Tahoma Literary Review

  • “Night Moves”
    Renée Branum, University of Montana
    Tampa Review

  • “Honeysuckle Prince”
    Quintessa Knight, Georgia Southern University
    Hayden’s Ferry Review

  • “Breakers”
    Jessica Fokken, Oklahoma State University
    Quarterly West

Honorable Mention

  • “Hit Us Again Why Don’t You”
    Patrick Font, University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing and Translation

  • “The Bronze Star”
    Gabriel Calle, Adelphi University

  • “Agua Infinita”
    Carmella de los Angeles Guiol, University of South Florida

  • “Glacier”
    Noelle O’Reilly, Ohio State University MFA Program in Creative Writing

Intro Journals Winners: Creative Nonfiction

Selected by Benjamin Busch

  • “My Cartographies”
    Rachel Toliver, Ohio State University MFA Program in Creative Writing
    Mid-American Review

  • “How to Get to Heaven from Colorado”
    Dana Chellman, Colorado State University
    Iron Horse Literary Review

  • “Daughter Tongue”
    Kathleen Blackburn, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Colorado Review

  • “Re-entry”
    Jennifer Watkins, Georgia College
    Tampa Review

Honorable Mention

  • “Every Convenience for the Most Discriminating: Excelsior Springs, MO, According to Its Hotels”
    Dylan Pyles, Kansas State University

  • “The Highboy”
    Richard Saltzberg Florida Atlantic University

  • “Tribal Law”
    Fatmire Ahmetti, New Jersey City University

  • “Running Days”
    Thomas Dai, University of Arizona