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The Anne C. Barnhill Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2019

Mary J. Mahoney
Suburbs Plagued by Foraging Deer

Read Randal O’Wain’s commentary on his choice on our blog.

Judge’s Notable Essays

Elizabeth Lantz (Columbus), The Imaginary Writer
Dorian Fox (Boston), The Fence

Congratulations to all of our 2019 finalists:

Neema Avashia (Boston), A Hindu Hillbilly Elegy
Rochelle Harris Cox (Northwest GA), North Georgia Gothic
Jenna Korsmo (Tuscon), Sister-Cats
Jessica Langlois (Atlanta), Ways to Die in Alabama
Elizabeth Muller (New Jersey), The Revival of the Fittest
Laura Stanfill (Portland OR), Birdsong in the Key of Brain Injury
Lisa López Smith (Central Mexico), Turning 37

Thank you for your support and patience as we developed this contest. Our goal is to keep the spirit of Anne Barnhill alive in the writing world she loved so much, as well as to offer recognition and reward opportunities for writers who “present the finest essays on the mysteries of childhood experience, the wonder of adult reflection, and how the two connect over a lifespan.”

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Sarah C. B. Guthrie


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