40.1, Spring 2016

2015 Editors' Awards Contest Winners

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Editor’s Note: Your New Editor Exhorts (Lisa Roney)

THE 2015 EDITORS’ AWARDS

Essay
Melanie Thorne, What We Keep
Carol Smith, Tearing Down the House
Poetry
Christine Poreba, Negative Miracle
Rachel Contreni Flynn, America, February
Fiction
Matthew Lansburgh, The Lure
Miriam Cohen, Recess Brides
Jacob M. Appel, The Dragon Declension

NONFICTION
Erik Gleibermann, Smoothing the Serpent’s Tooth
Jason Arment, Two Shallow Graves
Sonya Huber, Only Money
William Torrey, Vanishing Act

POETRY
August Donovan, Cicadas on Memorial Day
Lisa Lewis, Prove Me Wrong
Leona Sevick, Heavier
David Kirby, Poets Town
David Kirby, Sometimes I Smell Blood
Elly Bookman, Incantation
Heather Lanier, Forecast in the Thirty-First Week
John Lundberg, Heel
John Lundberg, Triton and Nereid (after Rodin)
Madelyn Garner, Camera Obscura
Madelyn Garner, I Find in the Medicine Chest
Maria Nazos, Change in Altitudee
Marjorie Stelmach, The Horse Waits Without Weeping
Jennifer O’Grady, Goldfish
Mark Wagenaar, Thistle Envy (Sort of a Love Poem)
Mark Wagenaar, Screw (Sort of a Love Poem)
Stephanie Lovegrove, Swarm
Matt Miller, And This Story
Jim Daniels, Instructions for Rebirth Feeding the Meter
Jory Mickelson, Rudolph Valentino: At Night
William Wellman, Up North
Chris Tanseer, Surveying for the Next Life
Ruth Madievsky, College Parties
Ruth Madievsky, Shadowboxing
Rachel Jamison Webster, My Life Went Blank

FICTION
Christine Tachick Kern, The Professor
Don Peteroy, A Hole Without a Rim
Dariel Suarez, A Kind of Solitude
Ryan Oberhelman, Sheep of the Pasture

GRAPHIC NARRATIVE
Simeon Mills, The Mutt

REVIEWS
Vonnie Amey, The Small Blades Hurt by Erica Dawson
Brian Druckenmiller, Adrift in a Vanishing City by Vincent Czyz
Heather Vazquez, Bright Shards of Someplace Else: Stories by Monica McFawn

COVER ART
Devi Laskar, jewel in the crown