Claudia Ann Seaman

Award-Winning Submissions

Volume 14 | 2018

Poetry

Judge:  Kenyetta Rogers

WINNER

 

RUNNERS-UP

   

        

 

Fiction

Judge:  Jeremy Wilson

WINNER 

  

RUNNERS-UP

 

    

       

Creative Nonfiction

Judge:  Mary Wisniewski

WINNER 

   

RUNNERS-UP

 

        

                             

 

The Gender Dysphoria Sestina, Clio Hamilton

Lehman Alternative Community School, Ithaca, New York

Because of the Pear, Maia Siegel

Community HS, Roanoke, Virginia

        

California Luck, Dana Chiueh

Hsinchu City, Taiwan, Province of China

Drain, Clio Hamilton

Lehman Alternative Community School, Ithaca, New York

Advanced Fiction, Paul Michaud

Gorton School, Nashville, Tennessee

        

Turtleboy, Julian Riccobon

Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A Matter of Fact, Victoria Carl

Booker T. Washington Magnet School, Montgomery, Alabama

Ambiguous Truths, Dana Dykiel

Acton-Boxborough Regional HS, Acton, Massachusetts 

        

Blue Earth, Max Hunt

Northpoint Christian School, Southaven, Missouri

Volume 13 | 2017

Poetry

Judge:  Kenyetta Rogers

WINNER

 

RUNNERS-UP     

 

        

                             

                                 

Fiction
Judge:  Jeremy Wilson

WINNER 

  

RUNNERS-UP

 

 

 

  

Creative Nonfiction

Judge:  Mary Wisniewski

WINNER 

  

RUNNER-UP

 

Chickadees, Grace Guiney

Royal Bay Secondary, Victoria, British Columbia

A Study in Consciousness, Nicole Tota

Cherokee HS, Marlton, New Jersey

        

death is a girl, Caitlin Hubert

Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago, Illinois

Lake, Caylee Weintraub

Mariner HS, Cape Coral, Florida

Good as New, Martin Chan

Wen Hua Senior HS, Taichung City, Taiwan

        

Woman, Heather Jensen

Red Mountain HS, Mesa, Arizona

J

Up, Noa Rosenberg

Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The Spaces Between, Emily Dehr

Atherton HS, Louisville, KY

Claudia Ann Seaman Award Judges

2017 & 2018

Kenyatta Rogers, Poetry

Kenyatta Rogers is a Cave Canem Fellow and has been twice awarded scholarships from the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. He has also been nominated twice for both Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes. His work has been previously published in or is forthcoming from jubilat, Vinyl, Bat City Review, The Volta and PANK, among others. He is an associate editor of RHINO Poetry and currently serves on the creative writing faculty at the Chicago High School for the Arts.

 

Jeremy Wilson, Fiction

Jeremy T. Wilson is the author of the short story collection Adult Teeth. He is a former winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award for short fiction, and his stories have appeared or are forthcoming in literary magazines such as The Carolina Quarterly, The Florida Review, Hobart, Sonora Review, Third Coast and other

publications. He teaches creative writing at The Chicago High School for the Arts.

 

Mary Wisniewski, Creative Nonfiction

Mary Wisniewski is the author of Algren: A Life, the story of the brilliant but troubled Chicago novelist Nelson Algren. It won the 2017 Society of Midland Authors award for best biography and the Chicago Writers Association award for best traditional nonfiction. She is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Wisniewski also teaches nonfiction creative writing for the Newberry Library seminar program and the Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference.