2015 Poetry and Prose Contest Winners Announced

We are please to announce this year's winners and runners-up in the 2015 Annual Poetry and Prose Contest!

Poetry Winner: "Fear Not, Mary" by KC Trommer 

KC Trommer is the author of the chapbook The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014). A graduate of the MFA program at The University of Michigan, KC has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and has been awarded fellowships from the Table 4 Writers Foundation, the Center for Book Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Prague Summer Program. Her poems have appeared in Agni, The Antioch Review, Octopus, The Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry East and a number of other journals. She is currently seeking a publisher for her first collection of poems and is writing poems for her second collection. She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with her son.


Prose Winner: "Days in the Coillte" by Kara Whelan

Kara Whelan was born in Spokane, WA. She is a graduate of Western Washington University where she received a BA in English Literature. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids. Her short fiction can also be found in the anthology, American Fiction Volume 14 (New Rivers Press).


Poetry Runners-Up: "Security Guard at the Gardner Heist" by Liz Robbins and "That Douchebag Norma Jean Next to Me at The Crescent" by Jeff Walt

Prose Runners-Up: "River Home" by Ah-reum Han and "The Fickle Nature of Germination" by Dino Parenti


Winners receive $1,000 and publication in this fall's 25th anniversary issue of Fugue. All runners-up will be considered for publication. We would like to greatly thank our judges Dagoberto Gilb and Kevin Prufer and everyone who submitted to this year's contest! We received a large number of submissions and enjoyed reading everyone's work with care. Keep writing and submitting! Our general submission period re-opens September 1st!