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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

And the Winner of the A&P Winter Fiction Contest Is...

Posted by on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 3:17 PM

...a writer named John Englehardt. His story won't appear until a week from now, in the winter issue of our arts quarterly A&P, and I don't want to give anything away. But what can I tell you that won't spoil it? Let's see. I can tell you it is titled "Gingrich," that part of it is set in Pioneer Square, and that this is the art that will accompany it, by the illustrator Jungyeon Roh.


There's no way you'll be able to figure out what the story is about from those clues.

Thank you to all the writers who sent us stories (so many stories!), and to judges Rebecca Brown and Sherman Alexie for donating their expertise. As you know if you read the rules, the contest was judged blind. No one in the office had ever heard of John Englehardt before his story was selected for publication. Later we found out he has a degree in creative writing from Seattle University and he's currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Arkansas.


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Damn, I thought I had this one in the bag.
Posted by Jude Fawley on November 28, 2012 at 3:47 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 2
Man, you guys discriminated against me just because I didn't submit anything. Lame.
Posted by MacCrocodile on November 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM · Report this
Congrats John! It was fun submitting to this contest. To reach the word count I had to cut my story in half, which made it better. I'm using it to apply for MFAs this fall- so THANK YOU!
Posted by randomsumm3r on November 28, 2012 at 4:19 PM · Report this
By the way, re: me @1, I was joking. I also congratulate John and look forward to reading the story.
Posted by Jude Fawley on November 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM · Report this
sikandro 5
Englehardt at it again. Grats.
Posted by sikandro on November 28, 2012 at 4:52 PM · Report this
I went to school with him--nicest guy ever. Congrats!
Posted by erasedk on November 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM · Report this

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