2019 Nonfiction Contest Runner-Up Sophie He

"Corrective vision surgery takes on a whole new meaning in 'Chinatownland.' The result is a cartography that includes our blindspots. In 'Chinatownland,' juxtaposition, one of disruption’s favorite tools, simultaneously blurs and focuses our vision so that we might...

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2019 Fiction Contest Runner-Up Rosana Cruz

" 'What it Took' is—thankfully, blessedly, refreshingly—strange. Visceral and seething, this story contains all the ingredients of a forbidden spell, and reading it is like tucking into an ancient grimoire. The most affecting stories are often beautiful and vicious...

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