Spring 2022 Black River Chapbook Competition Results

The Spring 2022 Black River Chapbook Competition

Results are here!


We’re thrilled to announce this spring’s BRCC winner–

Ten More Things About Us: Stories by Nancy Welch

Nancy Welch’s short stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, and elsewhere with citations in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, O. Henry, and Pushcart. Her debut collection, The Road from Prosperity, was published by Southern Methodist University Press. Her political essays on caretaking labor and higher education have appeared in SpectreTempestInternational Socialist Review, and other journals. Professor of English Emerita at the University of Vermont, she lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she has returned to horseback riding after a forty-year hiatus and is embracing her identities as a writer and barn rat.

Congratulations, Nancy! We’re so excited to welcome you to the Black Lawrence Press family! Nancy Welch’s winning prose collection will be published in the fall of 2023.

Our spring 2022 finalists & semifinalists were:

FINALISTS (alphabetical)

Susan Bruce, Everything’s a Big Deal for an Ocean (poetry)
Emily Lake Hansen, On Fire For Decades (poetry)
Jason McGlone, Summer 1991 (poetry)
Abigail Minor, Dreams & Two Red Rooms (prose)
Nancy Welch, Ten More Things About Us: Stories (prose)
Marina Wilson, Nighttime (poetry)
Stacy Bierlein, Annetta In Style (prose)

SEMIFINALISTS (alphabetical)

Cynthia Cheung, Occurrence of a Dream Translated by Animals (poetry)
Jalen Eutsey, Bubble Gum Stadium (poetry)
nora howard, maybe it’s like this (poetry)
Megan Kim, Invisible Cartographies (poetry)
Nic Sattavara, Ghost Forests (poetry)

Thank you again to all who entered and to our panel of judges.