• 34.1

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Featuring the winners and finalists of our 2015 contests, plus a whole lot more.  You don’t want to miss this one.


We at the Southeast Review are ecstatic to announce our contest winners!

Gearhart Poetry Prize
Winner- Chelsea Dingman, “The Girl in the River”
Finalists (in no specific order)
George Drew, “One Burning MIssissippi Afternoon”
Rebecca Lauren, “Miriam Leads the Israelite Women to Band Camp While Zipporah Marks Time”
Samuel Cross, “Self Portrait as Bigfoot, Turning Myself In”
Samuel Piccone, “Let Us Conisder”
Elizabeth Tannen, “Dear You”
Narrative Nonfiction Prize
Winner- Gwen Holt, “The Ditch Bank and the Fenceline”
Finalist- Barrett Bowlin, “Some of You But Not All of You”
Finalist- Caitlin McGill, “Museum of Endangered Sounds”
World’s Best Short-Short Story Prize
Winner- Thomas J McConnell, “Boccaccio”
Finalists (in no particular order)
Beejay Silcox, “Keraunopathy”
Brooke McKinney, “The Demolitionist”
Danielle Davis, “A Proper Expression”
Joyce Frank, “Education on a Winter’s Day”
Linda McDonald, “Hunt”

Thanks to all who entered SER’s World’s Best Short-Short Story, Gearhart Poetry, and Narrative Nonfiction contests, judged by Robert Olen Butler, Virgil Suárez, and Elizabeth Stuckey-French, respectively.  AND CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS! Be sure to order our Spring 2017 issue to read the winners! Click on the link to learn more about our contests.

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Review: Paul Lisicky’s The Narrow Door

Vulnerability spills from Paul Lisicky’s memior The Narrow Door. An atmosphere of exposure hovers over work, relationships, and homes and leaves us with the distinct impression that our emotions and motives are being scrutinized, even as the writer exposes his own. And it’s not entirely comfortable. Lisicky summarizes this startling vulnerability while reliving a Tilt-A-Whirl ride on the boardwalk: “We’re not meeting our deaths, oh no. No imaginary confrontation with the angel or monster. I’m just reminded that I have a body that’s capable of being shaken.”

Read Bailey Kimbell’s full review of The Narrow Door here