The Columbia Journal is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 Winter Contest! Each award comes with a prize of $500 (per category), and the winner(s) of each category will have their work published in the forthcoming issue (Issue 55) of Columbia Journal, which will appear this spring.
We would like to extend thanks to the hundreds of writers who submitted their work and to our judges: Roxane Gay (Fiction), Mary Ruefle (Poetry), and Eula Biss (Nonfiction). Information about subscribing to the print edition of the Columbia Journal may be found here.
Our 2016 Winter Contest Winners
Fiction (judged by Roxane Gay)
- “Extra Quiet,” by Molia Dumbleton
Poetry (judged by Mary Ruefle)
- “The Lemon Picker,” by Bron Bateman
Nonfiction (tie) (judged by Eula Biss)
- “The Protected Party,” by Chiseche Salome Mibenge
- “Yard Time With the Animals,” by Joseph Dole