Every spring, phoebe hosts contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, each with a $500 prize. Submissions for the 2021 contest issue have closed. Find more information about our past judges and prizes below.
May 14, 2021
Gregg Maxwell Parker Winner of the 2021 Spring Fiction Contest Several men bump her as she goes down the steps. Everyone is coming out as she is going in. It is afternoon, people are...
David Rock Winner of the Greg Grummer 2021 Poetry Contest The friction of experience— a little something heavyto carry around in a pillow case to remind us that our motherembroidered her blossomsat...
2021 Spring Fiction Contest Winner The Light. Breathing by Gregg Maxwell Parker 2021 Spring Nonfiction Contest Winner Welcome to Bad Mom Club by Marne Litfin 2021 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize...
Winner: Tire Chains by David Rock
Runner Up: The Twins by Benjamin Niespodziany
The Light. Breathing by Gregg Maxwell Parker
Winner: Welcome to Bad Mom Club by Marne Litfin
Runner Up: Memories of Ace, in Reverse Chronological Order by Megan Falle
Finalist: Another Word for Gone by Jessica Rapisarda
Winner: MACHINE by Jake Bauer
Honorable Mention: Oil Painting of a Hand Holding a Taxidermied Bluebird by Gustav Parker Hibbett
It’s a Phase by Kevin Sterne
Manhunt by Kira Homsher
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