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 current judges and prizes below.

Contest Winners and Announcements

The Light. Breathing

 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...

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Tire Chains

David Rock Winner of the Greg Gummer 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...

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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...

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2021 Contest Winners

Greg Grummer Poetry Contest

Winner: Tire Chains by David Rock

 

Runner Up: The Twins by Benjamin Niespodziany

Fiction Contest

The Light. Breathing by Gregg Maxwell Parker

Nonfiction Contest

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

2020 Contest Winners

Greg Grummer Poetry Contest

Winner: MACHINE by Jake Bauer

 

Honorable Mention: Oil Painting of a Hand Holding a Taxidermied Bluebird by Gustav Parker Hibbett

Fiction Contest

It’s a Phase by Kevin Sterne

Nonfiction Contest

Manhunt by Kira Homsher