We are thrilled to announce that Leslie Jamison, judge of the 2014 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction, has chosen “Ghost Language” by Jessica Wilbanks as the winning essay. Here’s what Jamison has to say about Jessica Wilbanks' essay: "Ghost Language" is a searching, visceral examination of faith and its negative margins--its nerve endings are sharply attuned … Continue reading Presenting the Winners of the 2014 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction
The December 1 deadline for the Wabash Prize for Poetry and the Wabash Prize for Nonfiction has been extended until Monday, December 8! That means you have one more week to submit your fantastic pieces for the chance at the $1000 first place prize, publication, and accolades from Bob Hicok (poetry) or Leslie Jamison (Nonfiction). … Continue reading The Wabash Prize for Poetry and Nonfiction Extended!
We are pleased to announce that the second annual Wabash Prize for Nonfiction is now open! Bestselling author Leslie Jamison will serve as the final judge. First prize in the contest is $1,000 and publication in the next issue of Sycamore Review. Leslie Jamison is the author of The Empathy Exams, a New York Times bestselling essay collection, … Continue reading 2014 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction Now Open – Judged by Leslie Jamison
In this year’s Wabash Prize for Fiction, judge Rebecca Makkai awarded the top prize to the “surefooted and organic” story “Flotsam” by John Englehardt, with Jasmine Sawers’ “At the Lung” as the runner-up. Rounding out the finalists were: “Spawn of Doctor Macabre” by Steve Trumpeter “Lost in the Flood” by Jordan Farmer “Prince of Nigeria” … Continue reading Presenting the winners of the 2014 Wabash Prize for Fiction
Here’s a little taste of Richard Froude’s winning essay, “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead.” “The truth is I have not been sleeping well. My wife and I are expecting our first child in three month’s time. For the first fifteen weeks I was convinced that both she and the baby were going … Continue reading Wabash Prize for Nonfiction 2013 Sneak Peek!
Contest season is upon us! Our second big fall contest, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, is now upon us, with award-winning poet C.D. Wright doing the honors. Interested poets may enter three poems for the submission fee of $15 ($5 for each additional poem) to be considered for the 2013 Wabash Prize, which awards a … Continue reading 2013 Wabash Prize for Poetry Now Open; Judged by C.D. Wright
We are pleased to announce that the second annual Wabash Prize for Nonfiction is now open, and bestselling author Cheryl Strayed will serve as the final judge. First prize in the contest is $1,000 and publication in the next issue of Sycamore Review. Cheryl Strayed is the acclaimed author of Wild: From Lost to Found on … Continue reading 2013 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction, featuring judge Cheryl Strayed, open for submissions
By Matt Kilbane, Poetry Co-Editor We’re thrilled to announce that “What I Mean When I Say Elijah-Man,” by Geffrey Davis, has been selected by poet Nikky Finney to receive the 2012 Wabash Poetry Prize. We received hundreds of excellent submissions, and our weeks and weeks of reading only affirmed the vitality and breadth of the … Continue reading 2012 Wabash Poetry Prize Results!
by Joe B. Sills Little by little I am entering into a fantastic world. -Chekhov The first snow of winter falls on The Taganrog Gymnasium for Boys. Students exit from a wide doorway, each of them uniformed in a dark blue tunic with a long row of copper buttons. A first-grader removes his cloak and … Continue reading THE DUCK: an excerpt of the 2011 Wabash Fiction Prize story
Adam Prince, the 2010 Wabash Fiction Prize winner, has been on quite a roll recently. Besides winning the 2010 Wabash Prize for his story “Island of the Lost Boys” which Peter Ho Davies noted for its “acute observations, wry wit, and delicate characterization.…The result is a quietly, almost furtively, heartbreaking story.” Beyond winning the Wabash … Continue reading Adam Prince is Angry and Determined