MEET OUR 2014 JUDGES
Gary L. McDowell is the author of Weeping at a Stranger's Funeral (Dream Horse Press, 2014), American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010), and They Speak of Fruit (Cooper Dillon Books, 2009) and is the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems and lyric essays are forthcoming in The Nation, Prairie Schooner, The Journal, The Laurel Review, Quarter After Eight, and others. He lives in Nashville with his family where he is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Belmont University.
Siân Griffiths lives in Ogden, Utah, where she directs the Creative Writing Program at Weber State University. Her work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Quarterly West, Cave Wall, River Teeth, Versal, Court Green, and many other publications. Versal nominated her story “What Is Solid” for a Pushcart Prize, and Janet Burroway included her poem, “Fistful,” in the third edition of Imaginative Writing. Earlier this year, New Rivers Press published her first novel, Borrowed Horses. She is currently finishing revisions on her second novel.
Born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Michael Garriga comes from a long line of Creole outlaws and story tellers. He is a professor at Baldwin Wallace University and the author of The Book of Duels (Milkweed Editions). He currently lives in Berea, Ohio, with a wife and two boys