This was the most competitive year (in terms of submission count) ever for the Cobalt Writing Prizes, and, unsurprisingly, this yielded some of the finest work we have seen. So, here they are, the winners of the 2014 writing prizes.
THE 2014 GABRIELA MISTRAL POETRY PRIZE
Vickie Vértiz, “Already My Lips Were Luminous”
Éireann Lorsung, “Kingfishers”
Liza Porter, “Blue Gloves”
Sarah Ann Winn, “Field Guide”
THE 2014 ZORA NEALE HURSTON FICTION PRIZE:
Jay Geigley, “After the End of the World As We Knew It: A Walkthrough”
Mariana McDonald, “Provenance”
Laura Jean Moore, “The Crossroads”
THE 2014 FRANK MCCOURT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE
Wes Civilz, “Excerpt from Action: A Memoir of Lust”
Susan Rukeyser, “Believe It, She’s Tried”
Carrie Bistline, “Egress”
Congrats to the winners and finalists. This was an awesome year for the Cobalt Writing Prizes! Can’t wait ’til next year.
All winners and finalists will appear exclusively in our annual print issue, which will be released in January of 2015. Pre-order your copy now for a special discount and free shipping from Cobalt Review’s e-store.