Literary Award Program Grand Prize Winners


A.A. Balaskovits

Credit: Angela Wood

A.A. Balaskovits has work appearing in The Southeast Review, The Madison Review, Wigleaf, Gargoyle, Permafrost, and many others. She is the winner of Sequestrum’s 2015 New Writer’s Award. She currently lives in South Carolina. Magic for Unlucky Girls will be published by SFWP in 2017. Read her profile.






Elizabeth Horneber (credit Michael Torres)

Credit: Michael Torres

Elizabeth Horneber’s essays have appeared in AGNIPRISM internationalHunger MountainMonkeybicycle, and others. She earned her MFA at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and was selected as a winner of the Loft Literary Center’s 2015-2016 Mentor Series. She teaches writing in Mankato, MN. Read her profile.





Credit: Joanne Wilcox

Credit: Joanne Wilcox

Lisa Reisman is a Connecticut freelance reporter. She studied Ancient Greek and Latin at Haverford, Oxford and Yale, and law at the University of Virginia. She practiced law in Manhattan for four years. 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours is her first book. It is available at Outpost19. Read her profile.