2020 Julia Peterkin Literary Awards for Flash Fiction and Poetry

The editors of South 85 Journal would like to congratulate the winners of 2020 Julia Peterkin Literary Awards.

The 2020 Award for Flash Fiction prize goes to Krista Beucler for her story “The Holy Waters of the Ganges.”

Beucler received a degree in creative writing from the University of Mary Washington, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief for Issue 7.2 of the Rappahannock Review. Krista’s creative work has been published in From Whispers To Roars and is forthcoming from Under the Sun magazine.

This year’s Flash Fiction finalists are “Homeless” by Robert Shelton and “Hemingway’s Typewriter” by Dutch Simmons.

The 2020 Julia Peterkin Award for Poetry goes to Justin Jannise for his poem “Humankind Needs Larger Birds.”

Jannise is the author of How to Be Better by Being Worse, which won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from BOA Editions, Ltd., in April 2021. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Best of the Net, Copper Nickel, Yale Review, and New Ohio Review. Recently a recipient of the Inprint Verlaine Prize in Poetry and the Editor-in-Chief of Gulf Coast, Justin lives in Houston, where he is pursuing his Ph.D.

Poetry finalists for 2020 are “Even the Trees Went Under” by Anne Leigh Parrish, “440,249 Aconitum maximum Wolfsbane 06-16-20 0814 PDT” by Caroline Goodwin, and “[dissection]” by Nora Cox.

Look for these winning stories and poems in the December issue of South 85 Journal.

Our next general submission period is open January 15 to April 15, 2021. Check our submission guidelines for details.