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2010 Non-Fiction Contest Winner: Evelyn Hampton

Our guest judge David McLendon has carefully read and considered all of the entries in our 2010 Non-Fiction Contest, and we’re happy to announce that he has selected “Nowhere Hill" by Evelyn Hampton as the winner. Evelyn will receive $100 in prize money in addition to having her winning essay published in the June 2010 issue of The Collagist. All the other finalists will also have their entries published in upcoming issues.

Here is the complete list of finalists:

Winner: "Nowhere Hill" by Evelyn Hampton

Finalists (in no particular order):
"No Soap" by Joseph Harrington
"Light" by Michael Palmer
"Coal Hollow Ekphrasis" by Floyd Cheung
"Breaking Point" by David Legault

Our thanks go to David McLendon for the generous gift of his time and talent it took to read each and every one of the entries to this contest. We’d also like to thank everyone who entered for giving us the chance to consider their work. We hope you’ll continue to read The Collagist and to submit your work in the future.

Once again, we congratulate Evelyn Hampton for her winning essay, as well as Joseph Harrington, Michael Palmer, Floyd Cheung, and David Legault for being selected as finalists. We look forward to sharing their very strong work with you starting in Issue 11 and continuing across the next few issues.

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Reader Comments (4)

Congratulations to the winners - I'm looking forward to reading their work!

As an aside to The Collagist - it would have been nice if you could have sent out an announcement to the entrants in the contest, too.

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Thanks for the note, Heather, and for the feedback. If I had a practical way of emailing all of the entrants at once, I'd definitely have done it. I'll try to figure something out for the next time, but short of emailing every entrant individually by hand, I'm not yet sure exactly how to contact everyone at once. My apologies!

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Bell

One giant BCC field would probably do it, but it's a ginormous hassle to copy and paste every address.

Maybe a mail merge? Excel and Outlook (shudder) could probably manage, and a mail merge could handle the addressing and pop names into the emails for a 'dear xxx' field. You'd still be entering information into a database, but that could be used to track entries, too.

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

(ps - not trying to be pissy, either!)


May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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