Announcing 2013 Contest Winners!

The Bellingham Review is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Literary Contests

The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction

Final Judge: Dinah Lenney

First Place: Karen McElmurray “Strange Tongues”

Runner Up: Molly Beer “Under the Fifth Sun”

Finalists: Molly Howes, Barbara Hurd, Kyle Boelte, Dorian Fox, Michael Palmer


The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry

Final Judge: Kevin Clark

First Place: Jane Satterfield “Elegy with Trench Art and Asanas”

Runners Up: Jocelyn Sears, “To Survive” and Shawn Fawson, “How to Manage Anxiety”

Finalists: Anna Claire Hodge, Susan Rich, Katharine Whitcomb, Kathleen Spivack, Douglas Basford, Emily Benton, Emily Hipchen, Annie Christain, Holly Day, Garth Pavell


The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction

Final Judge: Marjorie Sandor

First Place: Tegan Swanson “Things We Found When the Water Went Down”

Runner Up: Julia Elliott ”Step Five”

Finalists: Mark Baumgartner, Julia Carey, Rachel Hall, Daryl Murphy