We Have a Winner :: Spring 2016 Black River Chapbook Competition

We’re so excited to let you know that we’ve selected the winner of the Spring 2016 Black River Chapbook Competition. And the winning manuscript is…

The Missing Girl by Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Doyle lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is a professor at California State University, East Bay. Her flash, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in Southern Humanities Review, PANK, Quarter After Eight, Confrontation, Sweet, Cold Mountain Review, The Pinch, Monkeybicycle, South Dakota Review, Phoebe (a finalist in their 2016 Fiction Contest), Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence (White Pine Press, 2016), and elsewhere. Her work has earned two Pushcart nominations, a Best of the Net nomination, and Notable Essay citations in Best American Essays 2013 and Best American Essays 2015. She is married to the writer Stephen D. Gutierrez; their collaborative projects include publications under the name Alvarado O’Brien, and a son.
We are thrilled to add this new collection of haunting, evocative stories to our chapbook list. The Missing Girl will be published in September 2017. We’re so happy to welcome Jackie to the BLP family!
Our finalists and semi-finalists were:
FINALISTS (alphabetical)
The Missing Girl by Jacqueline Doyle (fiction)
Safety Dream by Stevie Edwards (poetry)
A Clean Edge by Jeremy Allan Hawkins (poetry)
The Winesburg Appendix by Michael Martone (fiction)
Other People’s Houses by Kyle Mellen (fiction)
Like a Beast by Carly Joy Miller (poetry)
Floating Rooms by Wendy Oleson (fiction)
Dissolve by Simone Person (fiction)
Irreparable by Katy Richey (poetry)
The Death Metal Pastorals by Ryan Smith (poetry)

SEMI-FINALISTS (alphabetical)

Old Miracles by Jess Feldman (poetry)
Sore Songs by Heather Gibbons (poetry)
Coma by Monica Gomery (poetry)
We All Walk Away, But We Do Not Leave by McKenzie Hightower (fiction)
The Goddamn King of Stag Creek by Anna Lea Jancewicz (fiction)
This Is The Only Orientation You Are Gonna Get by John Jodzio (fiction)
Borrowings Of The Shan Van Vocht by Catherine Moore (fiction)
Bye, Baby Bunting by Tara Mae Mulroy (poetry)
Letters Left Unsent by Allan Peterson (fiction)
Mother in All Your Disguises by Yuliya Tsukerman (fiction)