The Frank Waters Award in Fiction was judged by writer Darlin’ Neal, who read here earlier this semester.
First Prize: Emily Haymans, "Tagalongs"
Judge’s Citation: This story is so felt. There is so much longing. I feel with the narrator and her beautiful observations. This writer made such lovely intuitive movements from scene to scene. I will remember this character and the place she lives. I will remember her missing Gimby because I shared that longing as I read along.