Meet the 2017 Scythe Prize nonfiction winner, Rachel Wyman, and read her piece, “Body Snatching/A Love Letter”

Last week, I announced the winner of the 2017 Scythe Prize for fiction. Meagan Lucas, a grad student from Southern New Hampshire University, took first in the story category for her visceral tale, "Kittens." Read it by clicking here.  And now, please help me in congratulating Pratt Institute's Rachel Wyman, winner of the 2017 Scythe … Continue reading Meet the 2017 Scythe Prize nonfiction winner, Rachel Wyman, and read her piece, “Body Snatching/A Love Letter”

“Kittens” by Meagan Lucas – Winner of the 2017 Scythe Prize for story

Meagan Lucas, a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University, is the winner of the 2017 Scythe Prize for story. Below is her winning entry. Along with 11 other college-student-written stories and 10 essays, "Kittens" will appear in the forthcoming 2017 Scythe Prize book, due September of 2017 from Rusty Scythe Publishing. About Meagan: Meagan … Continue reading “Kittens” by Meagan Lucas – Winner of the 2017 Scythe Prize for story

2017 winner of the Scythe Prize’s fiction category announced

Rusty Scythe Publishing is pleased to announce the winners of the fiction and nonfiction categories of the 2017 Scythe Prize contest/book. Now that the judging is complete, pieces are proofread one last time, the book interior and cover design is finalized for digital print, and other not-as-exciting things are handled. The book will be available … Continue reading 2017 winner of the Scythe Prize’s fiction category announced

Results: 2017 Scythe Prize Stories to be published

Hello again, all. Of the hundreds submitted, I have chosen to include 12 short fiction pieces in the Scythe Prize’s printed anthology. The book is due (probably) early fall 2017. If you see your name, congratulations. If not, I apologize. Keep writing, keep reading. Read these. Keep going. If you are chosen to be published, … Continue reading Results: 2017 Scythe Prize Stories to be published