Epiphany Editions chapbook contest winners announced!


We received a large number of excellent manuscripts this year and were pleased to be able to send the judges a lot of phenomenal work. The winners are as follows:

In poetry, Kimiko Hahn has chosen the manuscript Manoa Makai by Laurel Nakanishi.

In fiction, Darin Strauss has chosen the manuscript The Boy With Fire In His Mouth by William Kelley Woolfitt.

Sadly, after this season, Epiphany Editions chapbook contests will no longer be offered. We plan to continue making books, but from this point forward we will be holding an open reading period for one month in the summer only. Stay tuned.


2012 Fiction Judge


SUBMISSIONS CLOSED! Finalists are being considered.

The judge of this year's fiction contest will be Darin Strauss.

Darin Strauss is the author of the international bestseller Chang and Eng, and the New York Times Notable Book The Real McCoy, one of the New York Public Library's "25 Books to Remember of 2002," the novel More Than it Hurts You and most recently a memoir Half a Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has been translated into fourteen languages, and he teaches writing at New York University, for which he won a 2005 "Outstanding Dozen" teaching award. Darin was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing.


2012 Poetry Judge


SUBMISSIONS CLOSED! Finalists are being considered.

The judge of this year's poetry contest will be Kimiko Hahn.

Kimiko Hahn, author of eight collections, finds her material from disparate sources--whether exhumation (The Artist's Daughter) or classical Japanese texts (The Narrow Road to the Interior).  Science triggered her latest work in Toxic Flora and continues to do so in her current writing. She has chapbooks by Small Anchor Press, Coconut, and The Center for Book Arts. Hahn has also written for film, most recently Everywhere at Once, a film based on Peter Lindbergh’s still photos and narrated by Jeanne Moreau.  Her most recent award was Guggenheim Fellowship and she teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York.






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