Congratulations!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Enizagam contest! We had many strong submissions this year, and so picking was incredibly difficult for both us and our judges. Thank you to all who submitted, even if you were not chosen we hope you submit to us again in the future! To those accepted, we are so excited to feature your work in the 2016 issue!

FICTION CONTEST WINNER:

 “Emergent Norm Theory and Post-Climate Change Impact: Appendix A” by Ashley Shelby

“For all the stories it hints at but doesn’t tell, it is full and rich. I laughed at the wit of it while wincing at a kind of future truth. The author is nailing something on the head while piercing something in us. ” -Diane Cook

FICTION RUNNERS UP:

 “Frosting On the Guillotine” by Mao Xiang

“Little Houses for Dead People” by Lara Markstein

 

POETRY CONTEST WINNER

Six Poems (“Love Poem for Carl Sagan,” “The Races,” “The Metaphysics of Pedro the Ice Cream Man,” “Bethlehem Checkpoint,” “My Boyfriend’s Ex-Girlfriend Gives Me a Haircut in Bethlehem,” and “Report.”) by Robin Myers 

 “The hope that every poet can be as keenly observant as this one who speaks to the increased speed with which we travel into oblivion, choosing instead a slow creature to touch to help us see how we are alive together in a way we all urgently need to actualize. Thank you Robin Meyers. ” -CA Conrad

POETRY RUNNERS UP:

Destroying/Recreating A Miraculous Object (Destroying A Miraculous Object, Recreating a Miraculous Object, Recreating a Miraculous Cure, Recreating a Miraculous Object) by Christie Ann Reynolds

9 Poems from Ypsilanti (I,III,XI,XIII,XVII,XXIII,XXV,XLVIII) by John Farmer