KATHRYN HANDLEY PROSE POEM PRIZE CATEGORY
1st Prize: $100.... 2nd Prize: $50.... Third Prize:.... $25
Three poems per entry. One poem per page. Kathy is looking for beautiful language, a strong sense of story, consistent tone, a lovely surprise tucked in, and pieces that leave the reader wanting to read them again.
Kathy Handley, a Grub Street member, writes fiction of all lengths. Her short fiction has appeared in many literary magazines. Her writing placed in many contests, such as Heekin, Tara Short Fiction, Chesterfield Film Project (twice) and most recently she placed in Press 53 Open Awards 2010 Flash Fiction and won the Word Hustler's Page-to-Screen contest, judged by Sara Gruen and printed in The Nervous Breakdown. The Massachusetts Cultural Council provided three Professional Development Grants for attendance at Wesleyan Writers Conference (twice) and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Kathy's books, Birds of Paradise, A Novel, and, A World of Love and Envy, a collection from which her short stories, flash fiction, and poetry have received a great deal of interest and praise from her readers and fellow authors.
As a proud mom and grandmother, Kathy is especially grateful for her grandson, Eric, who opened her eyes about special needs children and the importance of unconditional love. She donates a portion of the sales of her book to organizations that provide activities for special needs children and their parents.You can facebook Kathy under Kathryn Hope Handley, and/or write to her at email@example.com.
LAST YEAR'S WINNERS (2012)
First Prize: Evan Guilford-Blake of Stone Mountain, GA for “sea:shore”
Second Prize: Joanne B. Peterson of Edmonds, WA for “My Sister Hannah Knew How to Plan the Best Parties”
Third Prize: Kelly Bargabos of Syracuse, NY for “When I Look in the Mirror at Eighty:
Honorable Mentions: Carolyn S. Scarr of Berkeley, CA for “Mockingbird”; Kelly Bargabos of Syracuse, NY for “Twenty Seven Weeks”; Lee Ann Russell of Springfield, MO for “Bonniebrook” and also for “Swinging in a Shed”; Judith Cody of Los Altos, CA for “Dove Woman Lost in History.”