Meet the Recipients of the 2013 Short Story Prize

Ruminate Magazine is excited to share with you the winners of the 2013 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize! The winners were selected by Mark Richard, author of two award winning short story collections, The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Charity and a bestselling novel, Fishboy. You’ll find the winning stories in Issue 27, Glimpses – pick up a copy today!

FIRST PLACE
hopes1David Brendan Hopes – Saturdays He Drove the Ford Pickup

David Brendan Hopes teaches, writes, and gardens, in Asheville, North Carolina, where he and his students have recently opened a scruffy downtown performance space called Apothecary. His play, The Loves of Mr Lincoln, opens in New York in May.

 

 

 

SECOND PLACE
Terrence ChengTerrence Cheng – In San Francisco

Terrence Cheng received his BA in English from Binghamton University (State University of New York), and his MFA in fiction from the University of Miami, Florida, where he was a James Michener Fellow. He is the author of Sons of Heaven (HarperPerennial, 2003) and Deep in the Mountains (Watson-Guptill, 2007). His work has appeared in Bronx Noir, Glimmertrain, Nimrod, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He teaches at Lehman College, part of the City University of New York, where he is associate dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.

 

HONORABLE MENTION
Megan Malone – Safekeeping

FINALISTS
Daniel Casey – Re: Sentencing
Peter Court – The Simple Art of Flight
A. R. Gardner -A Mother’s Legacy
Lindsey Griffin – Tenebrae
Lisa Mikitarian – I’m Not That Girl
Alexandre Puttick – The Fall

Thank you to all of you who submitted – we had a wonderful time reading your words.

Keira Havens
about Keira Havens

Keira Havens graduated in 2004 from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in molecular biochemistry and biophysics. Currently employed at Colorado State University, she has been involved in non-profit marketing and outreach as a volunteer since 2008 and joined Ruminate’s team in 2010. Keira lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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