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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 2016 contest winners!

Gearhart Poetry Prize
Winner- Chelsea Dingman, “The Girl in the River”
Samuel Cross, “Self Portrait as Bigfoot, Turning Myself In”
George Drew, “One Burning Mississippi Afternoon”
Rebecca Lauren, “Miriam Leads the Israelite Women to Band Camp While Zipporah Marks Time”
Samuel Piccone, “Let Us Consider”
Elizabeth Tannen, “Dear You”
Narrative Nonfiction Prize
Winner- Gwen Holt, “The Ditch Bank and the Fenceline”
Barrett Bowlin, “Some of You But Not All of You”
Caitlin McGill, “Museum of Endangered Sounds”
World’s Best Short-Short Story Prize
Winner- Thomas J McConnell, “Boccaccio”
Danielle Davis, “A Proper Expression”
Joyce Frank, “Education on a Winter’s Day”
Linda McDonald, “Hunt”
Brooke McKinney, “The Demolitionist”
Beejay Silcox, “Keraunopathy”

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: You Should Pity Us Instead

“Most serious and productive artists,” writes Joyce Carol Oates, “are ‘haunted’ by their material—this is the galvanizing force of their creativity, their motivation. It is not and cannot be a fully conscious or volitional ‘haunting’—it is something that seems to happen to us, as if from without, no matter what craft is brought to bear upon it…” Even as Amy Gustine displays a remarkable command of prose and narrative in her debut collectionYou Should Pity Us Instead, the obsessions that materialize again and again in her stories, watchful and ghostlike, leave little doubt that the author has known such a haunting.

Read Karen Tucker’s full review of You Should Pity Us Instead here.