Over here at Sycamore, we’re thrilled to announce the winner of the 2007 Wabash Prize for Fiction: Jacob M. Appel, for his story “Exposure.” Dan Chaon, who judged this year’s fiction contest, wrote, “I appreciated the way the humor and mood became more subtle and complicated as the story went on, and I was impressed with the way the author maneuvered through several difficult-to-handle but nicely modulated plot turns.” Mr. Appel’s “Exposure” details an encounter between a middle-aged flasher and his grade-school teacher.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated. Overall, the quality of the submissions was really high, and the entries were great fun to read; I know Mr. Chaon’s decision was a hard one.
By the way – sorry for the delay, the announcement should have gone up yesterday. Thanks for being patient!