Judge | Rick Moody
Read the winning stories in Eckleburg No. 18
1ST | “Salvage” by JILL BIRDSALL
Jill Birdsall’s short stories can be read in literary journals including: Alaska Quarterly Review, Ascent, Crazyhorse, Emerson Review, Gargoyle, Iowa Review, Kansas Quarterly Review, Northwest Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, and Story Quarterly. She earned an MFA degree in fiction from Columbia University’s Writing Division where she was editor of the program’s literary journal. She has also been the recipient of a NJ State Council on the Arts grant for fiction. “Salvage” first published in The Emerson Review.
2ND | “In Defense of the Body” by MICHAEL SHUM
Michael Shum is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Weave, The AWP Writer’s Chronicle, Defunct, and more. He was a finalist for the 2011 Annie Dillard Award in Creative Non-Fiction and his work has been nominated for Million Writers and Best of the Net awards.
3RD | “Hello My New Friend, I Hope” by BIRD MARATHE
Bird Marathe is an MFA candidate and an instructor of creative writing at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Kate Hill Cantrill
Teesha Noelle Murphy
Philip Dean Walker
We want to thank the winners, finalists and all the submitters for sending us such wonderful stories. Thank you, especially, to Mr. Moody for his careful attention and judging. 2014 contest submissions are now open. guest-judged by Cris Mazza, winner of the PEN/Nelson Algren Award. We look forward to reading your work.