The Editors of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment are pleased to announce the winners and honorable mentions for the 2017 Sweet Corn Prizes in Fiction & Poetry.
Prize winners receive a $500 honorarium, publication in Flyway, and a box of fresh Iowa sweet corn delivered to their doors.
The competition takes place in the Spring of each year with publication of winning pieces in the following Fall issue.
Many thanks to all who submitted their work for consideration!
2017 SWEET CORN PRIZE IN FICTION
“Mystic Sex,” by Barry Herzog, Malibu, California
“The Old Scout,” by Nikki Andrews, Wilton, New Hampshire
“Finkbeiner’s Wood,” by James Corpora, Bishop, California
“When in Drought,” by Meiloni Erickson, Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
“The Dirty Side of the Storm,” Sara Lewis, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
“To Seek My Level,” by Elaine Olund, Cincinnati, Ohio
“How to Make Paper When the World is Ending,” by Dallas Woodburn, Castro Valley, CA
2017 SWEET CORN PRIZE IN POETRY
“Grass,” by Shankar Narayan, Seattle, Washington
“Ghazal with Cave, Wellbore & Millions of Branches” and “Nocturne with Supermoon & MS Relapse,” by Emily Cole, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Astrological” and “there are no birds in this poem,” by Kateri Kosek, Sheffield, Massachusetts
“Flowerland,” Amanda Hawkins, Woodland, CA
“Spell for a New Pair of Lungs,” by Sonja Johanson, West Roxbury, Massachusetts
“Chicken Bones and Budget Cuts in Pennsylvania,” by Nicole Santalucia, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
“Intake, Afterlife,” by Jessica Walsh, Roselle, Illinois