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 Winter 2017 Story Contest, with $5,000 in prizes. Open to fiction and nonfiction. Entry deadline is March 31. See the Guidelines.