Archive for September, 2010

Contest Winners and Notables

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that Ashley Seitz Kramer’s poem “Winter Storyboard” and Theodore Wheeler’s short story “The Current State of the Universe” are the winners of this year’s Robert and Adele Schiff Prizes in Poetry and Prose, judged by Don Bogen and Michael Griffith. Both pieces will appear in the May 2011 issue of The Cincinnati Review.

Don also selected the following contest-entry poems to publish in the May issue:

“Year of the Rat” by Elizabeth Kerlikowske

“The Catherine Wheel” by Emily Viggiano

“Ovid” by Jeanne Wagner
Michael selected the following prose entries as honorable mentions:


“Saluting the Magpie” and “The Summer of Interrogatory Subversion” by Jacob M. Appel

“Nephilim” by L. Annette Binder

“Art is Art” by Debra Brenegan

“Light Bearing Civilization” by P. J. Devlin

“The True Story of the Romanian Dog Boy” by Christopher Mohar

“Release” by M.E. Parker

“Attend the Way” by Theodore Wheeler


“Artifacts” by Jennifer Brown

“How to be a Widow” and “Mid-Air” by Christine Cleary

“James and the Giant Noise Violation” by Robert Long Foreman

“Bird of Paradise” by Wayne Lee Gay

“Session” by Jason Hess

Tune in next week for comments by the writers on their winning pieces and from the editors who chose them.