Gordon Square Review announces fall prose contest winner; launch party set for Thurs. 11/29 at Happy Dog
Cleveland, OH – In anticipation of its upcoming launch party taking place Thurs. 11/29 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Happy Dog, Gordon Square Review, an online literary magazine published biannually by Literary Cleveland, is pleased to announce the winner of its inaugural Prose Contest.
Taking first place in the contest is “A Rest Season” by Ariel Lewis. Three finalists include "Native Tongue" by Athena Dixon, "The Case of Strauss's Missing Dentures" by Courtney Ebert, and "In Your Dreams" by Jackie Feldman.
Reflecting on Lewis' piece, poet, professor, and contest judge Lucy Biederman remarked, “'A Rest Season’ is a masterly short story. It has an intense clarity of voice and tone, even as it winds through the increasingly strange territory of its plot.”
As the winner of Gordon Square Review’s Prose Contest, Lewis will receive $250, publication in Issue 3 of Gordon Square Review, an invitation to read at the Issue 3 launch party, and a voucher for one free Literary Cleveland class or workshop.
The upcoming launch party will celebrate the recent release of Gordon Square Review’s third issue and offer a platform for Lewis and a number of issue contributors to read their work. Learn more about the launch party.
Gordon Square Review’s mission is to showcase emerging writers nationwide, award editing mentorships, and provide a venue to spotlight Northeast Ohio writers.
Support for Gordon Square Review comes from individuals, the George Gund Foundation, and state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Learn more about Gordon Square Review at www.gordonsquarereview.org.
Literary Cleveland’s mission is to create and nurture a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio. For more information on upcoming events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @litcleveland.
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This year, we collaborated with Seeds of Literacy in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood to develop Cleveland Stories, an anthology of writing about the places we call home. We staged two performances of a reading at the Cleveland Humanities Festival featuring local writers on the theme of health. We launched and published two issues of the Gordon Square Review, a literary journal that shows off Cleveland to a worldwide audience. And in the midst of all that, Literary Cleveland put on a variety of free seminars and paid classes on topics from family history to public poetry, for writers at all levels of experience.
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