Winners

First Place: "Black as Your Lungs, Black as Pitch"

Greg Koehler is a James A. Michener Fellow in poetry at the University of Texas. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, the tiny, Handsome, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.


Second Place: "Why Jimmy"

Erin Pringle's story "The Only Child" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and named a Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2007. Short-listed for the 2007 Charles Pick Fellowship, her work is forthcoming in New York Tyrant, Etchings, and Electric Velocipede; published in several dozen journals, her work has most recently appeared in pacificREVIEW, Dark Recesses Press, Ugly Accent, Quay, and SUB-LIT. She lives in San Marcos with her husband, Jeremy.


Third Place: "Counting Water"

Carolyn Lindell is a freelance writer and former copy editor at the Austin American-Statesman. At 44, she is also a card-carrying PTA member with two young children. When she's lucky, they fall asleep before she does, and she writes into the nighttime.


Honorable Mention: "Investigating the Claim"

Bryan Jones was a 1997 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest finalist. He has taken writing courses at UT and in the Texas State University MFA program. He recently took a UT informal fiction workshop and went to France and visited the graves of Beckett and Proust. He lives in Austin.


Honorable Mention: "Fairgrounds"

Nicholas Pausback grew up on the South Side of Chicago and has covered a great deal of ground since then. After graduating with a degree in design, he embarked upon a zagging career that took him from NASA to Hollywood to computer games to usability design before he decided to get serious about his writing compulsion. He is still a South-sider – 78704 – and lives with two dogs that provide all the stimulation he can handle right now.

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