Fall 2009 Story Contest Winners

Narrative congratulates the winners and finalists.



   FIRST PLACE   ($3,250)
   JOE DAVID BELLAMY   East House




   SECOND PLACE   ($1,500)
   DAVE BAUSCH   Dim Lighting at the Afterparty




   THIRD PLACE   ($750)
   NATE HAKEN   Leach Pad



TEN FINALISTS   ($100 each)

David Abrams   This Is Not a Christmas Story
Megan Mayhew Bergman   Housewifely Arts
Han-ping Chin and William O’Daly   This Earthly Life: A Historical Novel
Abby Frucht   Quint
William Litton   The Seamster
Jerry Mathes   Birth of the Hippo
Mary Morrissy   Sirens
Evan James Roskos   A Real American Hero
Heather Sellers   Victory Gardens
Olivia Shannon   The Palm of a Loving Hand


And Don’t Miss:

The $4,000 Narrative Prize for new and emerging writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. 2016 entry deadline: June 15.


The Spring 2016 Story Contest, with $5,000 in prizes. Open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. Contest closes July 31. Please see the Guidelines.


The 8th Annual Poetry Contest, with $3,300 in prizes. Open to all poets. Contest closes July 20. Please see the Guidelines.