“A Walk Through the Memory Palace” selected from among 50 submissions

Pamela Johnson Parker’s winning manuscript faced stiff competition; most of our eight screeners as well as the final judge, Dinty Moore, praised the over-all quality of submissions.

This was a completely blind contest. Eight first-round readers read the fifty submitted manuscripts in order to narrow the field to a shortlist of no more than ten. Each chapbook, identified only by title, was read by at least two readers. A shortlist of ten anonymous manuscripts was then forwarded to Dinty Moore for his final decisions. Read the full details at the magazine.