Congratulations to Adrian C. Louis! His collection of poetry, Random Exorcisms was selected by judge Adrian Matejka as the winner for 2014.
We also would like to applaud the other finalists, whose manuscripts in our opinion were all outstanding and publishable:
Denise Bergman, Three Hands None
Darin Ciccotelli, A Number of Dead Birds in Our Neighborhood, and for No Apparent Reason
Nadia Colburn, Yet, the Tree Outside
Charles Hood, Partially Excited States
Dana Koster, Binary Stars
Debora Kuan, Portrait of a Woman With a Hoagie
Elizabeth Langemak, Expectation
Rosalie Moffett, Gravity Loves Us
Dana Roeser, The Fire Academy
Just so you know, Pleiades Press will be running an Editor’s Prize for Poetry book contest this spring. The winning writer will receive $2000 and the winning collection will be published in paperback by Pleiades Press and nationally distributed by Louisiana State University Press. In addition, the winning writer will be invited to read at the University of Central Missouri. All contest entrants will receive a copy of a poetry book published by Pleiades Press along with their entry fee. Check out the full guidelines here.