2016 Contest Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of our 2016 poetry and prose contests! Thank you to our judges Graham Foust and Selah Saterstrom.

In poetry, Graham Foust selected A Forest Almost by Liz Countryman.

In prose, Selah Saterstrom selected Dear Enemy, by Jessica Alexander.

Poetrylizpic Winner: Liz Countryman, A Forest Almost

Liz Countryman is Writer in Residence at the University of South Carolina and coeditor of the poetry journal Oversound. Her poems have appeared in PoetryBoston ReviewThe OffingAmerican Poetry ReviewAGNIThe Volta, and elsewhere.



Prose Winner: Jessica Alexander, Dear Enemy,

Jessica Alexander teaches Creative Writing at Franklin and Marshall College. Her fiction has appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Dreginald, and Fence among other places. 


Thank you to all who submitted manuscripts. Congratulations to Liz Countryman, Jessica Alexander and all our finalists and semi-finalists!

Subito Poetry Prize
After June, Sara Renberg
Atelia, JD Scott
CLAP FOR ME THAT’S NOT ME, Paola Capo-Garcia
My Cage is the Size of the World, Selected Poems: Carmen Boullosa, trans. by Catherine Hammond
The Haruspicators, Charles Kell
the book of she, Nora Cox
Crossing Bone River, Jed Myers
Treatise on Happiness and Sadness for the Rest of Us, Penelope Cray
The Travelogues, Zeke Hudson
Paradise, Nevada, Heather Lang
A Forest Almost, Elizabeth Countryman

Goodnight Whoever’s Listening (a bioelegy), Joseph Harrington
California Building, Teresa Miller
Poor Horses, Dusty Neu
Fossils in the Making, Kristin George Bagdanov
Near, At, Jennifer Soong
Comfort, Sarah Heady
It’s OK To Be Revised, Matthew Sherling
On The Black Earth, Paige Webb
Ghosts Love Windows, James Knippen
Not a Prayer, Asa Montgomery
Playing Monster :: Seiche, Diana Arterian
Communication of Space, Michael Rerick
Whatever Stasis, Chris Tonelli

Subito Prose Prize 2016
The Secret of Mayo, Andrew Touhy
Flatlines, Sarah Rose Etter
Ventriloquisms: Fictions and Horrors, Jaclyn Watterson
The Parachutist, Joe Fletcher
Rules to Win the Game, Matthew Burnside
Quantitative Chemistry, Colby Gates
Transcendent Guide to Corporate America, Jon Fried
Goodnight Whoever’s Listening (a portrait), Joseph Harrington
Self-Portrait in B-Flat, S. Asher Sund
Notes From the Man Inside My Wall, Jason Namey
Dear Enemy,, Jessica Alexander

Hypersensitive Universe, Amanda Chiado
All the Sisters Are                    , Kelcey Parker Ervick
An Expat Guide to Writing Shamelessly About Exotic Places, Robert Perchan
Kissed by the Taliban, Carmen Gentile, Jr.
The Rink Girl, Mark Brazaitis
Grace Before the Fall, Geri Lipschultz
Quarry: A Natural History Primer, Sarah Falkner
Echo Frequency, Wes Jamison

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