BOMB is pleased and proud to announce the winner and runners-up of our 2011 Fiction Contest, judged by author Rivka Galchen.
This is BOMB’s 5th year holding our fiction contest, and we are excited to reveal the winner of this year’s competition. We’re proud to report that we received over 300 submissions. Canadian-born novelist and essayist Rivka Galchen, author of 2008’s Atmospheric Disturbances, winner of the William J. Saroyan International Prize for Fiction, kindly donated her literary expertise to aid us in the difficult process of selecting the contest’s frontrunners. Judging literary merit is never simple, never black-and-white. With due consideration and diligence, Rivka has selected this year’s winner and two runners-up.
Our winner is the short story titled “Label” by Sean Hoen. Sean is a current resident of Brooklyn, but was raised in Dearborn, Michigan. “Label” is his first submission to a literary contest.
This year’s runners-up are “Thirteens” by Richard Weber, a New Yorker currently living in Carouge, Switzerland, and “The Man-Moth” by Naomi Williams of Davis, California.
Congratulations to our winner and runners-up, and here again is a list of this year’s finalists:
“The Last Days of Vander Clyde Broadway” by Christopher Backs
“Letter to Henry Miller” by Suzanne Freeman
“Crisp White Sheets” by Travis Freeman
“A Village in the Country” by Michael Halmshaw
“Aunt Gin in Solipsistic Slope” by Kristopher Jansma
“How to Render Alexa” by Kelly Shriver
“Eta Translator” by Paul Vidich
Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit and patiently awaited the contest’s results.