(Judge HK Hummel)
Megan Blankenship of Melbourne for her poetry collection, Mount Olive
Wendy Carlisle of Eureka Springs for her poetry collection, Neglected Histories
Bethany May of Little Rock for her essay collection, Poser
(Judge Todd Herman)
Brandon Markin of North Little Rock for image #9808 from his photography collection, Helena Boxing Club
Meikel Church of North Little Rock for his collage, “Assemblage,” from his collection, Meikel Church Collage
Matt White of Little Rock for “After Pop Passed” from his photography collection, Strangers Along the Way
Judge’s Honorable Mentions
Laura Raborn of Little Rock for her collection, People and Places: Paintings of My Home
Chelsey Becker of Conway for “My Black Cohosh” from her collection, My Ozark Granny
Thank you to all who entered!
It was an honor to have your enthusiastic participation, experience your creativity, witness your bravery, and enjoy your work. The winners in each category will receive $125 each, publication, and five copies. Runners-up will receive $25 each, publication, and two copies. Due to the wonderful quality and variety of entries, Et Alia will also include select other submissions in this collection, forthcoming in print in 2018.
Et Alia's Honorable Mentions, to be published with the collection contingent on author consent:
Saira Khan of Little Rock for her poetry collection, Bird Girl
Ed Madden of Columbia, South Carolina (originally of Newport) for two poems from his collection Burning the Fields
Joanne Meeks of Hot Springs for select works from her Cherokee Roots Art Collection
Maxine Payne of the Arkansas Ozarks for her photography collection, Untitled Arkansas
Jeannie Fowler Rodriguez Stone of Russellville for select works from her collection, Liminal Landscapes
a huge round of applause to our judges, Todd Herman and HK Hummel, for their effort, time, and expertise.