After a summer of consideration and heavy reading, our 2016-2017 Fellow has been chosen!! Thanks to everyone who applied. Our winner is ELIZABETH PAGEL-HOGAN whose story “Cernunnos and Me” completely swept the judges away and which will be published later this year by our fantastic publishing partner Brain/Child Magazine.

Here is the complete winner’s list – congratulations to everyone who submitted a story for consideration.

WINNER:  “Cernunnos and Me” by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan of Pittsburgh, PA (3 kids) 

Second Place: “The Hourless Night” by Kathleen Donohoe  (1 kid)

Third Place: “Kids in Kars” by Rachel Kash (2 kids)

Honorable Mention:

“Thirteen Minutes” by Vinessa Anthony DiSousa
“Aperture” by Vinessa Anthony DiSousa
“That Kind of Believer” by Courtney Zoffness

Shortlisted Stories:

“After Good Friday” by Catherine Higgins-Moore
“Joanne’s Kite” by Susan Boyle
“This is My Country” by Elizabeth Gilliland Fennell
“Sixth” by Amanda Parrish Morgan

Hearty congratulations to Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan — she will read her winning story at our September 13th, 2016, season opener at Andaz Wall Street! Judging is blind, so we don’t know how many children our winners have until the unveiling – but kudos to her, she’s able to create surreal, clean, sharp, hilarious, strange, moving, wonderful fiction, despite the demands of her three kids! Her bio will be posted on this site very soon–be sure to follow her on Twitter and connect with her on Facebook. Thanks to everyone for entering!

Looking for more funding opportunities? The Sustainable Arts Foundations grant cycle is open for Fall through September 2. Their application is not much more difficult than ours – and the money is considerable. They fund talented writers and visual artists who are also parents – GOOD LUCK!

Hug your kids and by all means, keep writing!