30 Below Contest Winners—2015

Narrative congratulates the winners and finalists.

(All entrants in the contest were between the ages of eighteen and thirty.)



    JENNY XIE   FIRST PLACE  
    Villa Palms (Story)




    LEILA CHATTI   SECOND PLACE  
    Hometown Nocturne and Other Poems 




    MAYA CATHERINE POPA   THIRD PLACE 
    A Kind of Thinking and Other Poems 



FINALISTS

Anders Carlson-Wee   Checking for Ticks and Finding Scott  (Poetry)
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach   Learning Yiddish and Family Portrait as a
                                                  Collection of Bones  (Poetry)
Tracy O’Neill   As Though Death Were a Bouquet   (Story)
Danez Smith   happy hour and If American Doesn’t Want You Dead  (Poetry)
Monica Sok   Tuol Sleng   (Poetry)
Diana Xin   Last Night with the Brothers K   (Humor)



And Don’t Miss:

The Spring 2017 Story Contest, with $5,000 in prizes. Open to fiction and nonfiction. Contest opens May 1, 2017. Entry deadline is July 31.
Please see the Guidelines.


The Ninth Annual Poetry Contest, with $3,300 in prizes. Contest opens May 16. Entry Deadline is July 16. Please see the Guidelines.