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Shenandoah Announces Prize Winners

R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah:The Washington and Lee University Review, announced the prize winners for Volume 61 of 2011-2012.  All pieces published in Shenandoah during the year were considered for the prizes within their given genre. The winning stories below can be found on the Shenandoah website: http://shenandoahliterary.org

This year’s recipient of the Shenandoah Prize for Fiction is John Matthew Fox for his story “To Will One Thing,” which appears in Volume 61, Issue 1.  Fox has written stories published by a number of magazines including Los Angeles Review, Tampa Review and Pedestal Magazine.  Fox won the Third Coast Fiction Contest in 2010 and has a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of Southern California.  Sonja Copenbargar received Honorable Mention for this prize with her story “Melora.”

The James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry is awarded to David Roderick for his poem “Green Fields” published in Volume 61, Issue 1.  Roderick’s first book, Blue Colonial, won the Honickman Prize and was additionally published by The American Poetry Review.  Roderick currently teaches in the M.F.A. Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Honorable Mention for this prize goes to Donald Platt for his poem “Chartres in the Dark.”

The Carter Prize for the Essay is awarded to John Nelson for his essay “Brolga the Dancing Crane Girl” that appears in Volume 61, Issue 2.  Nelson is the author of Cultivating Judgment and has both fiction and essays published in The Gettysburg Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Snowy Egret and Birding.  Anna Vodica and her essay “On Modesty” received Honorable Mention for this prize.

Shenandoah will be reading short short stories for the Bevel Summers Prize until the end of March. Guidelines for this prize can be found under the prizes section of Shenandoah at http://shenandoahliterary.org.  Each of the four prizes annually awards $500 to the winner.

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