2014 Lamar York Prize Winners and Finalists in Fiction and Nonfiction

Thank you to all entrants in the Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction for sending us your best work. This year the competition was the toughest yet! On the task of selecting favorites (always subjective, of course), we were honored to consider so many fine submissions and to hand our judges such a gratifying challenge. We encourage all of our entrants to keep writing and to keep reading literary journals like ours. All entrants receive a subscription, and we hope they are encouraged by their fellow writers. Congratulations to our winners and finalists, and special thanks to all of the writers who submitted!

2014 Lamar York Prize Winners and Finalists

Winner in Fiction
“The Cartographers,” Alexander Weinstein

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Winner in Nonfiction
“Basic Composition,” Jeremy Collins

Jeremy Collins


Finalists in Fiction
“Beautiful Men Die This Way,” Ryan Habermeyer
“Biggest Snake in the Woods,” John Blair
“Bristol, Boy,” Scott Winokur
“A Burial, Again,” Michael Noll
“Come Here, Cupcake,” Richard Dokey
“The Dancing Bee,” Kendall Klym
“Drawing Water,” Jeremy Kamps
“Legs,” Mary Lynn Reed
“You Lose, Archibald,” Tori Malcangio

Finalists in Nonfiction
“The Bees,” Annitah Patrick
“Besame Mucho,” Thomas Gibbs
“The Chevra,” Goldie Goldbloom
“Cinnamon or Crocodiles, Romanticized Suffering, and the Productivity of Error: a Polymorphous Essay-in-Fragments,” Okla Elliott
“Langston,” by Mike Smith
“The Meaning of Sovereignty,” Lynn Casteel Harper
“Things She Can Hold,” Mimi Dixon
“What Show Doesn’t Tell,” Deborah Thompson