Fall 2022 Black River Chapbook Competition Results

The Fall 2022 BRCC Results are in!

We are pleased to announce that the winner is:

Snake Lore by Jane Morton


Jane Morton received their MFA from the University of Alabama, where they currently teach English and creative writing. Their poems are published or forthcoming in journals including Gulf Coast, West Branch, Boulevard, Ninth Letter, Passages North, and Poetry Northwest. Their work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and they have received support from Sundress Publications and the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference. Their chapbook Snake Lore is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in Spring 2024. You can find more at jane-morton.com.

Congratulations, Jane! We are so happy to welcome you to the BLP family!


Our fall 2022 Finalists and Semifinalists were:

FINALISTS (alphabetical)

Homebake: Poems—Ann-Marie Blanchard (poetry)
The Flat Circle—Beth Gordon (poetry)
Feather Rousing—Rebecca Meacham (prose)
Mother—Jane Morton (prose)
Snake Lore—Jane Morton (poetry)
Ember Days—Andrew Nurkin (poetry)
Rules of Flight—Mary Winsor (prose)
Dasvidanya—Mary Winsor (prose)

SEMIFINALISTS (alphabetical)

Machine Learning—Genevieve DeGuzman (poetry)
Shadow Syndrome—Steffi Drewes (poetry)
Illuminated Pupils—Justin Groppuso-Cook (poetry)
What Survives a Fire—AT Hincapie (poetry)
sleepless in (non)suburbia—Esteban Ismael (poetry)
Sorted—Kathryn Kulpa (prose)
Slurred Speech, Trembling, Impaired Judgment—Roger Sheffer (prose)
Memory Palace—GC Waldrep (poetry)


Thank you to all who entered and to our panel of judges!