Well, after a long summer of careful reading and discussion, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2011 Robert and Adele Schiff Prizes in Poetry and Prose! We had a goodly number of excellent submissions, so the winnowing process was tough. Many thanks to all who sent in poems, stories, and essays—and even more (multitudinous?) thanks to those who shelled out a bit extra for a subscription to the mag. Your varied offerings saw us through the three-week heat wave and the Cincinnati Reds’ slow fade.

With no further ado, we offer hearty congratulations to Tresha Faye Haefner for her poem “A Walk Through the Parking Lot at Midnight” and Elisabeth Cohen for her story “Mollusks and Optics.” Haefner and Cohen each will receive a $300 prize, and their pieces will appear in the May 2012 issue of The Cincinnati Review.

The judges—Don Bogen for poetry and Michael Griffith for prose—have also named the following honorable mentions, who came close:

Logan Adams
Jacob M. Appel
Douglas Boatman
Jeffrey Condran
Rebecca Foust
Christine Grimes
Becky Hagenston
Hairee Lee
Joan Leegant
Lori Martin
Lori McMullen
Andrew Peery
Paul Takeuchi
Joshua Van Dereck

The editors would like to thank Heather Hamilton, Don Peteroy, and Becky Adnot Haynes for their invaluable help with the judging.

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

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