Congratulations to our finalists for the Anne C. Barnhill Prize for Creative Nonfiction!
Anita Cabrera (San Francisco, California) Catherine Con (Greer, South Carolina) Carroll Grossman (Louisville, Kentucky) Douglas Imbrogno (Huntington, West Virginia) Lina Lau (Toronto, Ontario) Beatrice Motamedi (Oakland,California) Paulina Pinsky (Brooklyn, New York) Frances Thomas (Brooklyn, New York)
We are exceptionally proud to present these writers and their outstanding essays. Out of over 60 submissions, our editors chose these eight to forward to contest judge Mike Smith. Mike has made his choice, and we will announce the winner on Monday, October 4; on that date we will also post links to each essay, along with bios of these talented writers.
Thank you for your support of 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.”