The Idaho Review is thrilled to announce this year’s winners of our Fiction Prize.
“Tough Love” by Janet Peery
“Jubilee” by Caleb Johnson
“Memorial Day” by Emily Sproch
The First Place story by Janet Peery, “Tough Love,” will appear in the 2014 issue of The Idaho Review.
BIOGRAPHIES OF OUR WINNERS:
First-place winner, Janet Peery, started writing in her forties. She is the author of Alligator Dance, The River Beyond the World, a finalist for the National Book Award, and What the Thunder Said. Her stories appear in American Short Fiction, Southern Review, Shenandoah, Kenyon Review, Southwest Review, Black Warrior Review, Chattahoochee Review, Quarterly West, Best American Short Stories 1993, and other publications. The recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she lives in Virginia.
Second-place winner, Caleb Johnson, was born and raised in rural Northwest Alabama. He studied at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and earned an MFA at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. He is currently at work on a novel.
Third-place winner, Emily Sproch, is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School. Her work has appeared in The Inquisitive Eater, Caesura, The Awakenings Review, and The Chelsea-Clinton News, as well as on many blogs. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Nick, and their three-month-old son, Richard.
Thank you to all writers who submitted to our contest.
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