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 David 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 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
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.
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