2012 Contest Winners

The Bellingham Review

is pleased to announce

Winners of the 2012 Literary Contests


The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction

Final Judge: Sheila Bender

First Place: Anittah Patrick

“The Math”

Runner Up: Aaron Alford, “Dead Man’s Land”

Finalists: Natalie Vestin, Kate Washington, Sharon Carmack, Gina Troisi, Cathy Warner,



The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry

Final Judge: Linda Bierds

First Place: Anna Marie Craighead-Kintis

“A Bosque Burns on the Feast of John the Baptist”

Runner Up: Marcia Popp, “you can sit over there”

Finalists: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Wesley Rothman, Traci Brimhall, Amy Miller, Kristina Moriconi, Kumani Gantt, Shawn Fawson



The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction

Final Judge: Robin Hemley

First Place: Dalia Rosenfeld
“Swan Street”

Runner Up: Patricia Brieschke “Beans, Love, and Revolution”

Finalists: Allyson Armistead, Amalia Gladhart, Judy Myers, Karen Uhlmann