We’re excited to announce the results of the 2021 MAYDAY Poetry and Fiction Prizes! The winners each received $1,000 and broadsides of their work will be available soon. Submissions for the 2022 prizes will open in the spring. Judges to be announced.
2021 MAYDAY POETRY PRIZE
Winner: “Garçon,” by A. Shaikh. Judge: Jacques Rancourt. Finalists included “Southern Thundering” by Gustav Hibbett; “What My Mother Never Told Me” by Michael Meyerhofer; “During the Pandemic, I Watch Caddyshack Again & Again” by Christina Olson; and “The Cousin’s Secret” by Lindsay Wilson.
2021 MAYDAY FICTION PRIZE
Winner: “Shapeless,” by Haley Kennedy. Judge: Kali Wallace. Finalists included “Paradise” by Joshua Beggs; “The Book of Rusty” by Benjamin Drevlow; “Tia Marilena’s Rainbow Eggs” by Xenia Lane; “Lolly Pop” by Toby Lloyd; and “Valley State” by Reilly Weed. Semifinalists included “Verge” by Emma Eisler; “The Management” by Ron Heacock; “Nudists” by Jeffery Long; and “A Trip to Valpo” by Mark Williams.