RAW Short Story Winners

Radical Arts for Women is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th annual RAW short story contest.

"We received entries from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Soldotna and Ketchikan. We had science fiction and down-to-earth tales, stories about jail and about rural Alaska."

"Next year we will change the name of the contest to the Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest. Nicole Blizzard was a local lesbian writer and editor who passed away in December. She created, published and edited the local LGBT literary journal Naked Ptarmigan (which also publishes the winner of the RAW short story contest), and last year Nicole published her first collection of short stories. We are pleased to rename the contest in honor of her."

The Winners for 2010
Grand prize and winner of $500 - "Mail Plane" by Emily Sousa
2nd place and winner of $300 - "Itch" by Mel Green
3rd place and winner of $100 - "The Remaking of Audrey Lang" by CN McLaughlin
Honorable mention - "219s" by Amy Whinston
Honorable mention - "Gone, Fishing" by Audrey Fearnside

The winners were announced during the annual women's performance Celebration of Change. A scene from the grand prize story "Mail Plane" was read during Celebration, and the full story is now posted on RAW's web site. Mel posted her 2nd place winning lesbian love story "Itch" on her blog Henkimaa.


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