Past Prize Winners:
A huge thank you to the authors who have given me permission to post their stories or link to already existing online stories.
The winning story of the Fifteenth Glass Woman Prize ($US500) was JP Reese's story "Simulacra" (first published in jmww).
Two runner up prizes (US$50 each) went to Suzen Rita Chang's story "Dignity" (first published in Kenyon Review Online) and Deb Oestreicher's story "Mississippi."
Finalists for the Fifteenth Glass Woman Prize were Ginger Hamilton's story "Moon Goddess"(first published in The Linnet's Wings), Charlotte Hamrick's story "Something About SW (forthcoming in Camroc Press Review)," Greta Igl's story "Breaking Free," Samantha Priestley's story "If The Game Is Fair," Ruth Schiffmann's story "The Evolution Of Your Goodbyes (first published in Saying Goodbye to the People, Places and Things in Our Lives, A Dream of Things Anthology, and reprinted in Touch: The Journal of Healing)," Lillian Ann Slugocki's story "Eurydice 2.0," Susan Tepper's story "Un, Deux, Trois (first published in Pure Slush)," Kelli Trapnell's story "Instinct," Alison Wells's story "Anise Fish And Colin Behind The Glass," and Dallas Woodburn's story "Goosepimples (first published in Arroyo Literary Review)."
The winning story of the Fourteenth Glass Woman Prize ($US500) was Susan Gibb's story "The Black Side of Wonder."
Two runner up prizes (US$50 each) went to Cezarija Abartis's story "The Argument" (first published in The Linnet's Wings) and Roberta Chloe Verdant's story "The Wrong Kind of Silence" (first published in mungbeing).
Finalists for the Fourteenth Glass Woman Prize were Nonnie Augustine's story "My Early Thirties" (posted on Fictionaut); Louise Beech's story "Any Given Snowflake;" Brenda Blakey's story "Pretend" (winner of Best Fiction at The Corner Club Press); Lynn Beighley's story "Missed (posted on Fictionaut);" MP Ericson's story "Stars Called in Blood;" Sarah Evans's story "The Open Road" (published in the anthology Significant Spaces by Earlyworks Press); Gloria Garfunkel's story "Sobriety Group" (published in the anthology Barcode (Pure Slush, Vol. 8, 2013); Greta Igl's story "Seasons;" Sherri Turner's story "Waiting;" and Cerrid Wynn's story "My Name is Luka" (posted on Fictionaut).
The winning story of the Thirteenth Glass Woman Prize ($US500) was Juliet Grames's story "Monologue."
Two runner up prizes (US$50 each) went to Susan Tepper's story "Venezuela" (first published in Pure Slush) and Janis Butler Holm's story "Pulp Nonfiction."
Finalists for the Thirteenth Glass Woman Prize were Jeanne Althouse's story "Goran Holds His Breath" (first published in Shenandoah); Michelle Elvy's story "Wanderer" (first published in Microw); Gloria Garfunkel's story "Ilonka's Hagaddah;" Tawnysha Greene's story "Tongues" (first published in storySouth); Rosanne Griffeth's story "The Cancer Woman's Beautiful Daughters" (first published in Weave Magazine); Jen Knox's story "Getting There" (first published in PANK); Jennifer Moore's story "Just Another New Kid in Town;" Mary Pat Musick's story "The Circle Line" (first published in Bartleby Snopes); JP Reese's story "Almonds" (first published in Eunoia Review); and Lilia Souzay's story "Here I Am" (first published in Fictionaut).
The winning story of the Twelfth Glass Woman Prize ($US500) was J.A. Pak's story "miranda."
Two runner up prizes (US$50 each) went to Kim Robinson's non-fiction piece "Caged Bird" and Sarah Evans's story "Dreaming."
Finalists for the Twelfth Glass Woman Prize were Laura C. Alonso's story "Honey," Lucile Barker's story "The Last Quiet Morning," Kathy Conde's story "Gravity," Sandy Ebner-Barnett's nonfiction piece "The Clothes I Was Wearing," Laury A. Egan's story "The Mime," Gloria Garfunkel's story "Taking a Bath with my iNuke," Rebecca Langley's story "Moving," Meg Pokrass's story "Them," Linda Simoni-Wastila's story "After he failed to wake up," and Susan Tepper's story "Wreath." So much excellent writing. Congratulations.
The winning story of the Eleventh Glass Woman Prize ($US500) was Gay Degani's story "Something about L.A."
Two runner up prizes (US$50 each) went to "Peeling Onions" by Jenny Gumpertz and "Herstory" by Gessy Alvarez."
Finalists for the Eleventh Glass Woman Prize were Michelle Elvy's story "X," Heather Fowler's story "If I Kiss That Girl," Deborah Jiang Shein's story "Devoured," MaryAnne Kolton's story "A Perfect Family House," Kirsty Logan's story "Tiger Palace," Laura Loomis's story "Meeting Angel," Natalie McNabb's story "Catching Maggie," Larissa Shmailo's story "Madwoman," Marci Stillerman's story "Wigs by Monte," and Dallas Woodburn's story "Guitar Lessons."
The winning stories of Ghost Story Prize (US$100 each) were Louise Beech's story "The Secret Truth Of Towel-Folding" and TK Kenyon's story "Hungry Ghosts."
The top contenders for the Ghost Story Prize were Beth Cato's story "Biding Time," M. N. Cunningham's story "I Hear The Sky Cracking," Laury A. Egan's story "I Really Can't Say," Berit Ellingsen's story "The House Remains," Michelle Elvy's story "Almost There," Rachel Luria's story "Elephant Shoes," Samantha McLaren's story "Dead Man," Mandy Taggart's story "Skiboo," Tori Truslow's story "Appleglass," and Katy Darby's story "Shadow Fingers."
There were 196 submissions for the Ghost Story Prize. This was a one time special prize, was made possible by an amazing and much appreciated anonymous donor who also evaluated all of the submissions.
The winning story of the Tenth Glass Woman Prize ($US500) was Sarah Evans's story "Loving Someone Else."
Two runner up prize winners (US$100 each) were Jennifer Moore's story "My Mother's Tail" (selected by an anonymous donor who made this prize possible), and Donna Steiner's story "Sleeping With Alcohol."
The top contenders for the Tenth Glass Woman Prize were Huey Alcaro's story "If A Woman Told The Truth," Susan Alderson Hoffmann's story "A Boy Like Mine," Kathleen M. Basi's story "The Third Day," Liz Cleere's story "A Rajput Gentleman," Shirley Golden's story "Fabricate A Future," Cynthia Tracy Larsen's story "On Becoming Women," Sophie LeBlanc-Medeiros's story, "A Yellow Rose," Rachelle Shaw's story "Falling Stars," Paige Sinkler's story "The Missing Piece," and Anne Valente's story "Minivan" (this story was published in Bellevue Literary Review, Spring 2011).
I received 960 entries for the Tenth Glass Woman Prize. Readers helping me with making the selections—some readers read many times—were: Ayobami Adebayo, Wren Andre, Cynthia Baculi-Condez, Kathleen M. Basi, Victoria Blackmore, Veronica Bright, Amy Cox, Emily Darrell, Jacqueline Dowling, Michelle Elvy, Sarah Evans, Rachel Fenton, Rose Gardener, Shirley Golden, Janelle Hawkridge, Barbara Hollace, Kim Holloway, Sheila S. Hudson, Sally Houtman, Hall Jameson, Myra King, Cynthia Larsen, Jenny Long, Shawn Marie Mann, Peggy McFarland, Merima, Pauline Micciche, Karen Monroe, Kari Nguyen, Chidinma Judith Nnamani, Grace Norris, Suzanne Pitner, Christine Pleiman, Tamara Pratt, Maria Rafiq, Madhvi Ramani, Pat St. Pierre, Ruth Schiffmann, Rachelle Shaw, Paige Sinkler, Lucia Starkey, Mary Stone, Stacy Taylor, Sherri Turner, Barbara Walker, Chariss Walker, Stella Ward Whitlock, Martha Williams, and Kelly Wolf.
Lauren Ruiz again served as editor and proofreader for the posted stories that were not linked to already existing publications.
The winning story of the Ninth Glass Woman Prize (US$500) was Dallas Woodburn's story "Woman, Running Late, in a Dress." Dallas Woodburn received US$500.
Second Prize winner was Marlee Cox's story "Collapse." Marlee Cox received US$100.
Third Prize winner was Kari Nguyen's story "The Problem With Keeping" which is published by and available in print from Lost In Thought Magazine. Kari Nguyen received US$50.
An anonymous donor provided two additional $100 prizes for the Ninth Glass Woman Prize, also known as the Anonymous Angel prizes. These two prizes, chosen by the donor herself, went to Teresa Stores' story "Fisher" (forthcoming in June 2011 in Literary Mama) and to Beverly Lucey's story Scissors, Paper, Rock.
The top contenders for the Ninth Glass Woman Prize were Janet Frishberg's story "The Due Date," Elizabeth Green's story "Gravity," Jane Hoppen's story "The Bleach Keeper" (originally published in Story Quarterly in December 2010 and slated for republication in The Talkin Blues), Roberta Lawson's story "Musica," Natalie McNabb's story "Revisions," Tamara Pratt's story "Resurrection," Dani Redd's story "The China Shepherdess," and Natalie Sypolt's story "Save the Lettuce."
I received 622 entries for the Ninth Glass Woman Prize. Readers helping me with making the selections—some readers read several times—were: Beverly Akerman, Jane Benning, Zofia Barisas, Louise Beech, Gillian Bennett, Rumjhum Biswas, Karoline Barrett, Sommer Bradds, Salena Casha, Libby Cudmore, Cheyenne DeBorde, Helen Dring, Michelle Elvy, Denise Falcone, Jennifer Flaten, Susan Gibb, Ruth Goodman, Shalene Gupta, Barbara Hollace, Whitney House, Sally Houtman, Julie Innis, Myra King, Michelle Lawrence, Dawn Lei, Sassa Letton, Reggie Lutz, Fatma Macfie, Dawn Maria, Renee Martin, Tracie McBride, Peggy McFarland, Karen Monroe, Kari Nguyen, Mikhu Paul-Anderson, Tamara Pratt, Kim Robinson, Karen Roby, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Paige Sinkler, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Susan Tepper, Suzanne Tyrpak, Laura Weldon, Martha Williams, and Cherise Wolas.
Lauren Ruiz again served as editor and proofreader for the posted stories that were not linked to already existing publications.
The winning story for the Eighth Glass Woman Prize was Susan Gibb's story "Wanderer." Susan Gibb received US$500.
Second Prize winner was Kari Nguyen's story "Star Anise" first published in Fictionaut. Kari Nguyen received US$100.
Third Prize winner was Andrea Price Berthot's story "A Virgin Fire," first published in Room Magazine. Andrea Price Berthot received US$50.
The top contenders for the Eighth Glass Woman Prize were Autumn Christian’s story “The Bad Baby Meniscus,” Lara A. Corona’s story “Twenty-Three,” Sara Crowley’s story “Yeah, Yeah, It Takes Two” (first published in 3:AM Magazine and Fictionaut), MP Ericson’s story “Ashes To Ashes” (first published in Abyss & Apex),” Sarah Evans’ story “Unsettled,” Shalene Gupta’s story “The Making Of Mermaids” (first published in Fictionaut); Sara Lippmann’s story “Tomorrowland” (first published in BLIP Magazine and Fictionaut), Greta McGough’s story “The Secret Of Healing,” Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz’ story “What I’m Payin’ You For” (first published in Insolent Rudder), and JM Prescott’s story “The Glass Slipper.”
I received 396 entries for the Eighth Glass Woman Prize. Readers helping me with making the selections were: Kate Baggott, Zofia Barisas, Gillian Bennett, Rumjhum Biswas, Karoline Barrett, Salena Casha, Kathy Conde, Cheyenne DeBorde, Rosa DelVecchio, Lynn DeRocco, Helen Dring, MP Ericson, Sarah Evans, Jennifer Flaten, Shalene Gupta, Sharon Hadjiyiakoumi, Gillian P. Herbert, Lisa Marie Keene, Sharon Knauer, Ash Krafton, Sassa Letton, Fatma Macfie, Michele Majors, Dawn Maria, Julia Melvin, Penelope Mwandiambira, Kari Nguyen, Chidinma Nnamani, Karen Roby, Lauren Ruiz, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Clare Sweeney, Sherri Turner, and Martha Williams.
Lauren Ruiz served as editor and proofreader for the posted stories that were not linked to already existing publications.
The winning story for the Seventh Glass Woman Prize was Julie Innis' story "Sanctuary," previously published on Fictionaut and in Echolocation. Julie Innis received US$600.
Second Prize winner was Michelle Lawrence's story "Lividity," first published in Identity Theory. Michelle Lawrence received US$100.
Third Prize winner
was Vila SpiderHawk's story "Crimson Feather."
Vila SpiderHawk received US$50.
The top contenders for the Seventh Glass Woman Prize were Beverly Akerman’s story “Pie” (also won the first Gemini Magazine flash fiction prize in 2009), Sarah Evans’ story, “A Natural Wrong,” Sarah Hilary’s story “The Pheasant Feather Hat,” Myra King’s story “The Black Horse,” Michele Leavitt’s story “No Trespassing” (forthcoming in The Journal), Tracie McBride’s story “Baptism” (first published in Hecate), Erin McKnight’s story “Generals” (first published in Ginosko Literary Journal), Tammi Pratt’s story “Bauhinia,” Katie Schrier’s story “Mirage,” and Laura Weldon’s story, “Highly Favored One.”
I received 616 entries for the Seventh Glass Woman Prize. Readers helping me with making the selections were: Mali Anderson, Jane Banning, Karoline Barrett, Louise Beech, Rumjhum Biswas, Janis Butler Holm, Libby Cudmore, Rosa DelVecchio, Tessa Elwood, Sarah Evans, Cindie Geddess, Shalene Gupta, Tammy Guzman, Amber Herrick, Elizabeth Hilts, Barbara Hollace, ME Hope, Bonnie Horrigan, Whitney House, Ada Igoe, Joan S. Isom, Myra King, Sharon Knauer, Amy Kurzweil, Dorothee Lang, Rebecca Langley, Jean Lauzier, Arianna Layton, Kirsty Logan, Tracie McBride, Harmoni McGlothlin, Erin McKnight, Karen Monroe, Sandell Morse, Penelope Mwandiambira, Samantha Priestley, Giselle Renarde, Kim Robinson, Lisa Rusczyk, Paige Sinkler, Kerry Anne Tipping, Sherri Turner, Wendy Wagner, Linda Wastila, Dallas Woodburn.
The winning story for the Sixth Glass Woman Prize was Louise Beech's story "Notes From The Night." Louise Beech received US$700.
Runner up Prize Winners were Sarah Evans’ story “How Not To Be Unfaithful,” Tammi Pratt’s story “The Future Is A Coffin,” Sarah Chauncey’s story “Coming Out Straight,” and Barbara Crane’s story “The Raft Of The Medusa.” Sarah Evans and Tammi Pratt each received US$100 and Sarah Chauncey and Barbara Crane each received US$50.
The eight top contenders for the Sixth Glass Woman Prize were Jane Banning’s story “Holes,” Sharon Knauer’s story “White Gloves And Saturday Ice Cream” (forthcoming in Room Magazine, 2010), Tracie McBride’s story “Last Chance To See,” Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz’ story “Getting Paid,” Josie Sigler’s story “World History,” Sherri Turner’s story “Shuffling The Tiles,” Dallas Woodburn’s story “Three Sundays At The Grove,” and Miriam Zoll’s story “Confetti Love.”
I received 472 entries for the Sixth Glass Woman Prize. Readers helping me with making the selections were: Beverly Akerman, Risa Badeo, Jane Banning, Jessica Barrow, Tavi Black, Ludmilla Bollow, Alvina Carcary, Ching-In Chen, Kristina Darling, Folakemi Emem-Akpan, Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller, Gracie Hill, Gabrielle Hovendon, Myra King, Sharon Knauer, Maude Larke, Kirsty Logan, Tracie McBride, Linda McLaughlin, Sasha Martinez, Suzanne Elaine Nelson, Fatima M Noronha, Katrina Robinson, Kim Robinson, Raquel D. Bailey, Sara E. Rowe, Lisa Rusczyk, Heather Sappenfield, Lynne Spreen, Nancy Stebbins, Sarah Wood, Jen Wyrauch, and Melissa Yuan-Innes.
The winning story for the Fifth Glass Woman Prize was L.K. Clark's story "Sacred Explosion." L.K. Clark received US$700.
Runner up Prize Winners were Folakemi Emem-Akpan' story "Househelp," Kirsty Logan’s story "The Man From The Circus," and Pat Devlin's story "Piece Man." Folakemi Emem-Akpan and Kirsto Logan received US$100 each, and Pat Devlin received US$50.
The nine top contenders for the Fifth Glass Woman Prize were Kristin Baldwin Seeman's story "Gold, The Currency Of Survival," Risa Basdeo's story "An Eye For An Eye," Michelle Cacho-Negrete's story "Roses At The End Of Summer," Paige Doughty's story "Lightening," Greta Igl's story "The Wayside," Rachel Kempf's story "Love Letter," Arianna Layton's story "Nearly Nine," Lydia Reid's story "The Cottage," and Jessica Tomkinson's story "If."
I received 392 entries for the Fifth Glass Woman Prize. Readers helping me with making the selections were: Beverley Barry, Sarah Bartosek, Annabelle Berrios, Tavi Black, Deborah K. Bundy, Ranjabali Chaudhuri, Elise Clark, Libby Cudmore, Gerri Davis, Cathy Doheny, Folakemi Emem-Akpan, Shaula Evans, Lydia Fazio Theys, Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller, Amy Hanridge, Jeanne Johnson, Subhashree Kishore, Arianna Layton, Gabi MacEwan, Dorla Moorehouse, Anna-May Nagle, Suzanne Elaine Nelson, Kim Robinson, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Nancy Smith, June Sorensen, Persephone Vandegrift, Janice Wiley-Dorn, and Mercedes M. Yardley.
The winning story for the Fourth Glass Woman Prize was Anya Groner's story “Bruises and the Blue Sky Crashing.” The story was not available for publication, pending publication elsewhere. Anya Groner received US$650.
Runner up Prize Winners were Joan Foley Baier’s story “The Barn,” and Lindsey Schauer’s story “The Night’s Morning After.” Joan Foley Baier and Lindsey Schauer received US$100 each.
The ten top contenders for the Fourth Glass Woman Prize were Tavi Black’s story “Notes from a Female Roadie,” Courtney Burback’s story “Three,” Michelle Cacho-Negrete’s story “In The Lions’ Den,” Tobey Irish’s essay “Batman, Women, and The Culture of Fear,” Vanessa Hua’s story “Harte Lake,” Jeanne Johnson’s story “Annie,” Jessica Kaiser’s story “Reflection,” Laura Loomis’ story “Margaret’s Confession,” Kristie Lorette’s story “A Soldier’s Wife,” and Abbey White’s story “Hail Mary.” Several authors have generously agreed to let me publish their excellent writing. Please follow the links above.
I received 492 entries for the Fourth Glass Woman Prize.
The winner of the Third Glass Woman Prize was Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz's story The Story of My Life (So Far). Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz received US$550. There were 261 entries for the Third Glass Woman Prize. Please read the winning story at The Story of My Life (So Far) in the online magazine FRiGG. The story was also previously published in Cacophony. To learn more about the author, please read this excellent interview of her by Kelly Spitzer.
The top twelve contenders for the Third Glass Woman Prize were Mercy Adhiambo’s story “The Rich River;” Beverly Akerman’s story “Like Jeremy Irons” (originally published in carte blanche, Issue 4); Lisa Clark’s story “Facing Death;” Betty Dobson’s story “The Girl With The Six-Inch Venus;” Sarah Evans’ story “Getting Off At Dalton;” Jacqueline Nicole Harris’ story “Sweet Tea;” Karen Karlitz’ story “Story Of Ellen;” Andie Kyle’s story “I Am The Scarecrow;” Myrna Beth Lambert’s story “Do They Dance In Heaven?;” Geri Lipschultz’ story “You Tell A Man Your Story;” Jendi Reiter’s story “The Albatross;” and Megan Williams’ story “College Material.” Several authors have generously agreed to let me publish their haunting stories. Please follow the links to read their stories.
Please also read the following delightful news item about two times top contender Mercy Adhiambo whose experience with the Glass Woman Prize proves that you don't have to win in order to be a winner.
The winner of the Second Glass Woman Prize was Mary Saracino's story "Vicky's Secret." Mary Saracino received US$380. There were 364 entries for the Second Glass Woman Prize. Please read the winning story at Vicky's Secret. It is also published in the March 2008 edition of Moondance, www.moondance.org.
The twelve top contenders for the Second Glass Woman Prize were Mercy Adhiambo's story "The Untold Story;" Unoma N. Azuah's story "Season of Scorch;" Kelly Barnhill's essay "I Star In My Own Made for T.V. Movie;" Kim Baughn's story " The Truth About Adam And Eve;" Lisa Clark's story "The Beauty of Acid;" Patricia Jones' story "You Have The Right To Remain Silent;" Lorie Kolak's story "Shall I Compare Thee To A Bank Account;" Myrna Beth Lambert's story "Journey's End;" Laura Loomis' story "Tested;" Barbara Pinsof's story "Nelson;" Mary Rae's story "Lemontree;" and Marci Stillerman's story "Swimming Lessons." Six of the authors generously agreed to let me publish their stories. Please follow the links on the highlighted story titles above to read these six amazing stories. I would also like to thank Kim Robinson for the inspiration to publish some of the excellent submissions I received besides the story I ultimately selected for the prize.
Recipient of the First Glass Woman Prize was Nanette Rayman Rivera for her non-fiction prose, "Only the Homeless Find the Divine." Nanette Rayman Rivera received US$500. Please read her winning entry at Only the Homeless Find the Divine.
Two finalists were Carol Hoenig for "Snow Angels and Somersaults" and Lisa Rapone Sprague for "The Cat Lady's Daughter." Both were subsequently published in Moondance, www.moondance.org.