The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Announcing the 2014 Barthelme Prize Winner and Honorable Mentions


Winner: Emma Bolden
is the author of Maleficae, a book-length series of poems about the witch trials in early modern Europe (GenPop Books, 2013), and medi(t)ations, a book-length poem forthcoming from Noctuary Press. She's also the author of four chapbooks of poetry -- How to Recognize a Lady (part of Edge by Edge, Toadlily Press); The Mariner's Wife, (Finishing Line Press); The Sad Epistles (Dancing Girl Press); and This Is Our Hollywood (in The Chapbook) – and one of nonfiction – Geography V (Winged City Press). Her poetry and nonfiction has appeared in such journals as The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, Conduit, the Indiana Review, Harpur Palate, the Greensboro Review, Redivider, Verse, Feminist Studies, The Journal, Guernica, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Copper Nickel. She was the winner of Spoon River Poetry Review's 2014 Editor's Prize Contest and the Press 53/Prime Number Magazine 2014 Award for Flash Nonfiction. 


Honorable Mention:
Patty Yumi Cottrell’s
work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, LIT, Birkensnake, Caketrain, among other places. She lives and works in New York. 


Honorable Mention: Susan Lilley
is a Florida native. Her poetry and nonfiction appear in Poet Lore, The Southern Review, Drunken Boat, The Florida Review, CALYX, Sweet, Slipstream, and other journals. She is the 2009 winner of the Rita Dove Poetry Award, and her two chapbooks are Night Windows (winner of Yellow Jacket Press Poetry Contest) and Satellite Beach (Finishing Line Press). In 2010 she received a Florida Individual Artist Grant. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. She lives and teaches in central Florida.