Eckleburg is pleased to announce the Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction winners and finalists for 2016. Thank you to all who submitted and trusted us with your works. It is always a difficult task choosing amongst so many fine stories. We look forward to reading more.
First Place Winner of The Gertrude Stein Award 2016 “Peeling Does” by Faerl Marie Torres
Second Place “The Last Night at Gropius House” by Lindsay Hatton
Third Place “Drill” by Cady Vishniac
Honorable mention “Coffee in the Morning” Melissa Grunow
p style=”text-align: center;”>Finalists Michael Coene
Liz Egan Enid Harlow
Kylie Hough Billy Lombardo
First Place Winner of The Gertrude Stein Award 2015 “Hue and Cry” by Jacob M. Appel
Second Place “The Importance of Dead Girls” by Nancy Scott Hanway
Third Place “Fissures/Fractures” by Kathleen Hansen
Honorable Mention “Forgotten” by Roberta Allen
Finalists Roberta Allen
Jaimee Wriston Colbert
Nancy Scott Hanway
Weston Cutter is from Minnesota. His work has been published in Ploughshares and The Rumpus. He is the author of You’d Be a Stranger, Too and All Black Everything. He’s an assistant professor at the University of St Francis and runs the book review website Corduroy Books.
Mary Krienke grew up in the Midwest and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University’s Fiction Program and has been previously published by Midwestern Gothic, Two Hawks Quarterly, Joyland, and Underground Voices, with work forthcoming in Palooka. Now an associate literary agent at Sterling Lord Literistic, she is currently writing her first novel.
Mary Stein lives in Minneapolis where she’s the assistant editor of Conduit literary magazine and works as a teaching artist. Her fiction has appeared in Caketrain, The Brooklyn Rail, and Spartan Lit. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been nominated for New Stories from the Midwest.
Natanya Ann Pulley is half-Navajo (Kiiyaa’aanii and Tachiinii clans). She has a PhD in Fiction Writing from the University of Utah and is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota. A writer of primarily fiction and non-fiction with outbreaks in poetry, Natanya’s publications include Western Humanities Review, The Florida Review, Drunken Boat, and McSweeney’s Open Letters (among others).