It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2013 Cobalt Writing Prizes…

FICTION: Chavisa Woods, “Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country”
NONFICTION: Michael Palmer, “Nights After Amy”
POETRY: Jonathan Travelstead, “Trucker”

It was a narrow margin of victory in all categories, and there were many exceptional submissions. Here’s a reminder of our awesome finalists:

Mark Wagstaff (also a finalist in 2012!)
Chavisa Woods
Alan Sincic

Eric Hagen
Michael Palmer
Lauren Halloran

Ae-Hee Lee
Patricia Colleen Murphy
Jonathan Travelstead
John McDermott

Winners will receive a cash prize, as well as contributor copies of the print issue containing their work (Volume 2). Finalists will also receive contributor copies, and their work will appear in the print issue.

Thank you to all who submitted. It was a great competition this year, and we’re looking forward to 2014!


Andrew Keating
Publisher, Cobalt Press

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