At long last, we are so very, unbelievably excited to announce the winners and runner-ups for our Inaugural Writing Awards, Overture to Memory!
Congratulations to our winners, runner-ups, shortlisted and longlisted writers, and to everyone who submitted their most ephemeral and honest truths to this contest; we wouldn't have been able to host it if it wasn't for the enthusiastic reception to our open call and, for that, we thank you for your continuous support, love, and goodwill.
Every thanks to our Overall to Overture judges Lydia Havens, Caitlyn Siehl, Alain Ginsberg, Anthony Frame, Brianna Albers, Topaz Winters, and Kat Neis for volunteering their time, experience, and skills into making this contest a reality. The winners, runner-ups, and shortlisted writers will be featured in a special online anthology, to be released in the summer.
Without further ado, the winners and runner-ups of L'Éphémère Review's Inaugural Writing Awards, Overture to Memory
Troy Kody Cunio, spud
Jamal Parker, Gladiators Part I
Duncan Slagle, Thankfully, I Have Never Taken After My Father
David Henson, An Explanation
Zara Munro, Magic and Memory
Ingrid Jendrzejewski, The Rauschenberg Retrospective
TEEN WRITERS WINNER
Stephanie Chang, Maine Dream
Quinn Lui, spidersilk
NEW & EMERGING WRITERS WINNER
Laura Villareal, Outgrowing a Home
Linette Reeman, The Gutting