Short Fiction Contest 2019

The Results Are In!

We're proud to announce the winners and runners-up of the Short Fiction Contest for spring 2019. Congratulations to the following authors!

Juried Winner

  • Catherine Averill with her short story, "Something to Save." Catherine is from Milwaukee, WI and works at Temple University as an academic advisor and adjunct instructor while pursuing graduate study in Geographic Information Systems.

Juried Runners-up

  • Laura Bates with her short story, "The Sunshine State." Laura, from Bel Air, MD, is majoring in Neuroscience at Temple and plans to graduate in 2020.
  • Nicholas Perilli with his short story, "Chimera." Nick, from Philadelphia, PA, is a reference librarian at Temple University's Ambler Campus.

Public Winner

  • Sean Mac Donald with his poem, "There is Change." Sean Mac Donald, from Nutley, NJ, is majoring is Media Studies and Production at Temple and plans to graduate in 2022.
Happy Sad Faces

The theme of this contest was: transformation

French novelist, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, wrote, “A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.”

Transformation can take all shapes and sizes within our lives, whether it’s an interior transformation or something you can see taking place in the world around you.

Find Out More about the 2019 Contest »