Jude Welchel

Jude Welchel

2016 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize

Judge: Janet Burroway

First Place: Jude Whelchel for “A Good Medicine”

Runner-up:

  • Jennifer Hasty for “The Slide”

Our special mentions are:

  • Nell Pierce for “No Small Miracle”
  • Mark Rader for “Phosphorescence”

The 2016 finalists:

  • Dianne Bechtel for “It’s a Boy”
  • Charlene Logan Burnett for “Thirst”
  • David Denny for “Shooter”
  • Andrew Italia for “Reasonable Doubt”
  • Eric Newman for “A Memo to My Memory”
  • Ambika Thompson for “The Gnomon and the Tiger”

The winning pieces will be published in an upcoming Prizewinner Issue at Hunger Mountain. Learn more about our Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize here.


2016 Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing

Judge: Rita Williams-Garcia

Amy Emm

Amy Emm

First Place: Amy Emm, for her YA fiction, “Oprah, Maslow, and Me.”

Category Winners:

  • Picture Book: “A Proud Family of Sneezers” by Sandra Nickel
  • Middle Grade: “The Gifts of Ratoncito Pérez” by Joe Baillargeon
  • Young Adult: “The Angel Age” by Val Howlett

Special Mentions:

  • “The Remembering Game” (Picture Book) by Gargi Talukder
  • “One Finch, My Finch, Goodnight” (Picture Book) by Louise Henriksen
  • “We Were Glad When The Night Came” (Middle Grade) by Debra Rook
  • “The Midnight Owl of Gumbucket Hill” (Middle Grade) by Noah Weisz
  • “Civil Disobedience” (YA) by Lucas Schaefer

And the rest of the 2016 Finalists:

  • Carol Grannick for “Jakey’s Jazzy Rhythm” (Picture Book)
  • Ann Schoenbohm for “The Real Fifi LaRue” (Picture Book)
  • Mary Cronin for “Tomfoolery” (Middle Grade)
  • Cynthia Surrisi for “The Copper Criminal’s Daughter” (Middle Grade)
  • Laurie Morrison for “Rebound” (YA)

The winning pieces will be published in the upcoming Prizewinner issue at Hunger Mountain soon. Congratulations to the winners, special mentions, and finalists! Learn more about our Katherine Paterson Prize here.


 

Sawnie Morris

Sawnie Morris

2016 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize

Judge: Lee Upton

Sawnie Morris for “Little World / After a Series of Rejections”

Runners-up:

  • Kate Kingston for “Carol Amber”
  • Donald Levering for “Terrorists”

Our special mentions are:

  • Jeffrey Beck for “Wild Mustard”
  • Mary Donnelly for “The Ice Cube Factory”
  • Kate Gray for “We Hear You”
  • Amy Sailer for “homage to my glass eye”
  • Angela Williams for “Authenticity”

The 2016 finalists:

  • Cornelia Blair for “Bog People”
  • John Blair for “Kunstkamera”
  • Jennifer Dorner for “Negatives”
  • Alex Greenberg for “Eviction Notice”
  • Courtney Hartnett for “Damages”
  • Matt Hohner for “God of Storms”
  • Rebecca Levi for “No One Comes To This Valley To Stay”
  • Lauren Mallett for “En la ciudad de las ranas”
  • Kimberly O’Connor for “Early Pleistocene Horses”
  • Cody Pherigo for “Smudge The Alphabet”
  • Mikko Harvey for “Visions”
  • Alycia Pirmohamed for “Painting Women”

The winning poems will be published in the upcoming Prizewinner issue at Hunger Mountain soon. Congratulations to the winner, runners-up, special mentions, and finalists! Learn more about our Ruth Stone Poetry Prize here. 


2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize

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Katherine Schaefer

Judge: Robert Michael PyleFirst Place: Katherine Schaefer for “Edna, With Her Mouth.” 

Runners-up:

  • Jocelyn Edelstein for “Adventure Counselor”
  • Chris Rice for “All The Pieces Came Together”

Our special mentions are:

  • Ronit Feinglass Plank for “I’m Sorry About the Dog”
  • April Darcy for “The Dividing Line”
  • Beth Richards for “Reckoning”

And the rest of this year’s finalists:

  • Jennifer McGuiggan for “True Names”
  • Anne Beatty for “Distance and Danger: Sketches of Nepal”
  • Jeanine Pfeiffer for “My Roadkill Habit”
  • Kaitlin Barker Davis for “What’s In A Name”

The winning pieces will be published in the upcoming Prizewinner issue at Hunger Mountain soon. Congratulations to the winner, runners-up, and finalists! Learn more about our Creative Nonfiction prize here.