Columbia Journal is excited to announce the winners and finalists of our annual Spring Contest, which was judged by Melissa Febos in nonfiction, Analicia Sotelo in poetry, and Kali Fajardo-Anstine in fiction. We want to thank everyone who entered the Contest for sharing their work with us, as well as our wonderful judges, and express our congratulations to the winners and finalists. You can click on the title of each piece to read it in full. Winners and runner ups will be posted on Saturday, April 18th, 2020.
We hope you and your loved ones are safe during this difficult time and that these beautiful pieces bring you some solace.
Winner: “On Becoming a Root Vegetable” by Rachel Attias
Runner Up: “Family Sauce” by Anne Gudger
Runner Up: “The Magicians” by Theophilus Kwek
Runner Up: “Gringos” by Kristin Sancken
Winner: Poems by Mateo Lara
Runner Up: Poems by Meetra Javed
Runner Up: Poems by Adebe DeRango-Adem
Runner Up: Poems by Starr Davis
Winner: “We Tell Time In Stories, Not Hours” by Chris Huntington
Runner Up: “Swallowed Flies” by Isabel Murray
Runner Up: “Aquanauts of Hudson County” by Justin Hocking