30 Below Contest Winners—2021


Narrative congratulates the winners and finalists.

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


WINNER

SARAH BALAKRISHNAN
Trump versus Superman, a story


RUNNER-UP

MARISSA DAVIS
Two Poems


FINALISTS

Kaitlin Airy
Two Poems

David Astrofsky
Franca, a short short story

Loisa Fenichell
The store in which I am turned to a widow, a poem

Megan Kim
I Search for Koreatown, a poem

Julia McDaniel

Caragh Medlicott

Daniel Pope
Good Neighbors, a story

Tatiana Schlote-Bonne
Suspicious Minds, a memoir

Oswaldo Vargas

Jemimah Wei
Paper Pledges, a story



And Don’t Miss:

The Spring 2022 Story Contest, with $5,000 in prizes.
Contest opens May 1 and closes July 31.


The Fourteenth Annual Poetry Contest, with $3,300 in prizes.
Contest opens May 9 and closes July 15.