We're delighted to announce the winner of our 2018 Girls Like Us chapbook contest! Guest judge Tiana Clark has selected "All Sex and No Story" by Laura Passin.
Of this manuscript, Tiana writes, "I loved how this chapbook deftly explored gender, history, and sexuality with stunning lyricism, nuance, and sway. It was lush and mighty (sometimes boldly brash), but also cohesive as a collection. There was a stark self-awareness to these poems as well as experimentation with form, which kept my eyes and ears sated. There was personal and political indictment smashed with pleasure and grief, so many of the poems stitched to the corporeal experience, which I love and lust for in writing that pulses me to the page.”
Laura will receive $1,000, chapbook publication, 50 author copies, plus 25 limited edition broadsides.
Help us congratulate Laura and each of our 2018 Girls Like Us finalists!
2018 Girls Like Us Chapbook Contest
"All Sex and No Story" by Laura Passin
Finalists (in alphabetical order):
"fist of wind & other poems" by Nefertiti Asanti
"Imperfect Acts of Contrition" by Roberta Beary
"Endearments" by Anna Lena Phillips Bell
"21 True Stories" by Nicole Callihan
"Pink Dress / Dark Green Trees" by Rainie Oet
"Girl Talk" by Andrea Spofford & Stephanie Bryant Anderson
"Appetite" by Paige Sullivan
"Girl of the Hunt" by Sara Sutter