30 Below Contest Winners—2016

Narrative congratulates the winners and finalists.

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



    WILLIAM BREWER   FIRST PLACE  
    Reunion and Other Poems




    JAVIER ZAMORA   SECOND PLACE  
    Sonoran Song and Other Poems




    MONICA SOK   THIRD PLACE 
    Lancaster General Hospital and Other Poems



FINALISTS

Jenessa Abrams   Explain It to Me  (story)
Ebony Chinn   Tradition  (poetry)
Thomas Evans   A Lapdog and a Butterfly  (novel excerpt)
L. A. Johnson   Silvering   (poetry)
E. K. Ota   Cold  (story)
Meghann Plunkett   Gaslight   (poetry)
Michael Sears   You Are Merely Part of This  (story)
Long Tran   Whitewashed  (video)



And Don’t Miss:

The Fall 2017 Story Contest, with $5,000 in prizes. Open to fiction and nonfiction. Contest opens September 1, 2017. Please see the Guidelines.


The 30 Below Contest—2017, with $3,500 in prizes. Open all writers, poets, and artists between eighteen and thirty years old. Contest opens September 12, 2017. Please see the Guidelines.