2011 Contest Winners



Elizabeth Crowell, "The Tag"

Winner, Burns Archive Prize for Nonfiction, 2011

Elizabeth Crowell has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. Her poetry has been published in Paterson Literary Review, English Journal, and Harpur’s Palate. She has taught at the high school and college levels. She is currently the interim English department head at Lexington High School, outside Boston.

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Patti Horvath, "But Now Am Found"

Winner, Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, 2011

Patti Horvath’s work has appeared in Shenandoah, the Cream City Review, and Puerto del Sol. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Literature Fellowship and is an editor at the Massachusetts Review. She teaches at Hofstra University.

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Janet Tracy Landman, "Sinkhole"

Winner, Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, 2011

Janet Tracy Landman is a semi-retired academic psychologist. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including the Dickinson Review, Icarus, North American Review, Salmagundi, and Washington Square. Her poem “Blue Fire” was awarded first prize in the 2002 National Writers Union competition, judged by Adrienne Rich. Landman is also author of two nonfiction books, Regret: The Persistence of the Possible (Oxford) and Biography of a Conscience: Confessions of Longtime Fugitive Katherine Ann Power (currently under review).

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