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Congratulations to the 2016 Poetry and Short Works Winners!

We received over 100 submissions from MWA members and non-members to the 2016 Writing Contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted! It was our pleasure to read so many strong works that invoke the written word's power to transport us to places and connect us to characters, familiar and unfamiliar. We would like to thank the talented authors Rafael Alvarez, Jason Tinney, and Poupeh Missaghi for serving as our judges. We are still in the process of selecting our winners in the novel category. But without further ado, the 2016 Poetry and Short Works Winners:

Poetry

First Place

"Harvest Moon" by Ed Vojik 

Second Place

"Birth of the Girl-Child" by Rachel Hicks 

Third Place

"Early September Evenings" by Thomas Budesheim

Fiction/Nonfiction

First Place

"Big Daddy Drag and the Coal Queen of Carmichael County" by Mike Murphy

Second Place

"Ox" by Barbara Mujica

Third Place

"Something Happened" by Charles Heller