Announcing the 2013 Literary Contest Winners …

Our 2013 literary contest winners have been selected and notified. Finalists have been notified by email. Winners, finalists and semifinalists are listed below. Thank you to all our contest participants. We were awed by the many talented works you submitted.

Thank you to our readers, Bobbi Buchanan, D. Cameron Lawrence and Cecilia Woloch, and to our final judges, Maurice Manning in poetry, Crystal Wilkinson in fiction and Julie Marie Wade in nonfiction.

Winners, finalists and semifinalists will appear in The New Southerner Literary Edition, which will be available online and in print in December.

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Judges for 2013 Literary Contest

Maurice Manning will be the final judge of the James Baker Hall Memorial Prize in Poetry. Julie Marie Wade will select the winner in nonfiction, and Crystal Wilkinson will select the winning fiction entry. New Southerner editors and advisory board members select the top five entries in each category. Final judges select winning entries. Read more about our final judges here. The contest opens Aug. 1 and ends Sept. 30. Submission guidelines are posted at

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