Good Girl gets an Honorable Mention from the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

Apparently good news comes in twos. Just posted, my short story, “Good Girl,” received an Honorable Mention from the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. A big congratulations to Gregg Cusick for taking first place and to Kate and John, too, and all my fellow HMs.

A big hearty, huggy, thank you to Lorian Hemingway and her staff and readers for all their hard work in offering this competition. It’s really surreal and fantastic to be recognized from such a talented writer and the granddaughter of Earnest Hemingway. Wow. I’m not often speechless, but I think its time to go and celebrate. Cheers to all! 

FIRST PLACE: Gregg Cusick of Durham, North Carolina, for “Gutted”
SECOND PLACE: Kate Zahnleiter of Queensland, Australia, for “The Cloud Creature”
THIRD PLACE: John Medeiros of Minneapolis, Minnesota, for “Losing Dylan”

(listed in no particular order)

Jane Connors of St Peters, Australia, for “Too Much Red My Favourite Colour”
Caroline Roberts of Knoxville, Tennessee, for “A Sweater’s True Story”
Douglas Bruton of West Linton, Scotland, for “Harriet and Sparks and Mayflies”
Pushkal Juneja of Noida , India, for “The Wall”
Amy Hillgren Peterson of Fostoria, Iowa, for “Namesake”
Pranav S. Joshi of Singapore, for “Permanent Distance”
Matt Schnarr of Fallbrook, California, for “The Infinite Lines of Thornton Brown”
Annemarie Neary of London, England, for “A Little Hell”
Dwight Holing of Orinda, California, for “Salt”
Julie Wu of Belmont, Massachusetts, for “Daughter Lost”
Laurie Ann Cedilnik of Houston, Texas, for “EWR”
Brianna Strange of Brooklyn, NY, for “To Be: A Verb Unsurpassable in Accounts of Existential Crises”
Natalia Sarkissian of Milan, Italy, for “SOUP”
Jewelene Barrile of Brunswick. Australia, for “Hope”
Mark Daniel Hicar of Nashville, Tennessee, for “Getting Used to It”
Kate Amatruda of Novato, California, for “Suburbia”
Angie Farrow of Palmerston, North New Zealand, for “Acceleration”
Anna El-Eini of Washington D.C., for “OF A BROKEN-HEARTED RIVER”
Paul D. Marks of Santa Clarita, California, for “ENDLESS VACATION”
Mark Howell of Key West, Florida, for “Some Strange Thing”
Kimila Bowling of Bloomfield, Missouri, for “Tan Shoes and Pink Shoelaces”
Kendal Hay of Shreveport, Louisiana, for “Mayflies in Spring”
Sarah Reed Callender of Seattle, Washington, for “Between The Sun and the Oranges”
Marie Hermet of Sevres, France, for “Catch A Tiger by the Toe”
Louise Hawes of Pittsboro, North Carolina, for “Ancient History”
Laura Lewis of Dunedin, New Zealand, for “Reading Turkish Coffee”
Ndanyuzwe Gaston of Brussels Belgium, for “Poor Man’s Freedom”
Chanel V. Rossi of Aurora, Ohio, for “Hold On to Nothing”
L. Edwin Greer of New York, New York, for “Ebb Tide”
Michael Pearce of Oakland, California, for “Dragon Arm”
C.D. Cashman of Concord, Massachusetts, for “Dear Professor Anglehart”
Jon Simonds of The United States, for “Two Gallants”
Joann W. Dunn of Marietta, Georgia, for “A Row of Lime Trees”
Jan B. Parker of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, for “Mayme”
M.D. Mallicoat of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, for “Piano Boys”
Elayne Roman of West Caldwell, New Jersey, for “Small Change”
Kaye Park Hinckley of Dothan, Alabama, for “Moon Dance”
Justine Siener of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for “Ivrogne”
Barbara Ann Sapp of Paris, France, for “Malaga Sweet, Malaga Dry”
Lones Seiber of Morristown, Tennessee, for “Fields Where Glory Does Not Stay”
Danielle Rae Bryant of Middletown, Maryland, for “Good Girl”
Adam Stanley of Rome, Georgia, for “Hope Chest”
Alex Carrick of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for “The Size of the Skip”
M. Esther Sherman of Crestline, California, for “Me, Myself, Still Un-cool”