Our 2019 Contest is Closed, as Are Regular Submissions.

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Our Judges


Alyssa Waugh - Fiction

Alyssa Waugh is a professor of writing at King’s College, holding an M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing with a concentration in fiction. She is the editor of Blind Faith Press’s Anthology, I Am Strength. She is also a manuscript reader for the James Jones Novel Fellowship and instructs fiction writing workshops at Wilkes University. Alyssa has had short stories published in Beyond Science Fiction Literary Magazine and won first place in Inkitt.com’s Running Scared horror writing competition. Her first book of short stories, Hell’s Laughter, was published in October 2017.

J. Michael Lennon - Non-Fiction

J. Michael Lennon, editor, emeritus professor of English at Wilkes University, is Norman Mailer’s archivist, editor, and authorized biographer, and president of the Norman Mailer Society. His books include Norman Mailer: A Double Life (LJKM) and Selected Letters of Norman Mailer (LJKN).


Christine Gelineau - Poetry

Christine Gelineau is the author most recently of Crave (NYQ Books, 2016).  Other books include Appetite for The Divine and Remorseless Loyalty (both from Ashland Poetry Press).  A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, Gelineau teaches at Binghamton University and in the low-residency MFA at Wilkes University. Her poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared widely including in Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The New York Times Opinionator, Green Mountains Review and others.