Poetry (Selected by Gregg Murray)

  1. “11:11” by Laurel O’Neill of Middle Tennessee State University

  2. “Reform” by Reagan Poston of Mississippi State University

  3. “Homeland” by Laurel O’Neill of Middle Tennessee State University


Fiction (Selected by Lindsay Sproul)

  1. “Roach Motel” by Claire Rutland of Christian Brothers University

  2. “The Long Way Home” by Haley Taylor of Middle Tennessee State University

  3. “Orange Juice and Goodbyes” by Elizabeth Benn of University of Tennessee Chattanooga


One act plays/screenplays (Selected by Jason Marc Harris)

  1. “Bill” by Najee Fareed of Columbus State University

  2. “The Head of Mishaps and Assholery” by Esther Zuiderveen of Columbus State University

  3. “Product” by Steph Bottum of Middle Tennessee State University


Formal essays (Selected by Whitney Stewart)

  1. "All Slang is Poetry: Nadsat in A Clockwork Orange" by John Hydrisko of University of Mississippi

  2. "The Monstrous Girl: A Modern Interpretation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Christabel' Through Horror Film Tropes" by Laurel O’Neill of Middle Tennessee State University

  3. "Glamorizing Suicide: The 13 Reasons Why Effect" by Ash Cranta of University of Mississippi

3. Tied for 3rd place "The Birthright of Agency" by Shelby Youngblood of Christian Brothers University


Informal essays (Selected by Christina Kubasta)

  1. “Noise: A Love Story” by Susannah Stubbs of Hendrix College

  2. “Bleeding Clover”  by Victoria Kinsey of Blue Mountain College

  3. “The Eyes are in the Trees”  by Mary Reagan Starrett of University of Mississippi


Literary Journals (Selected by Andrew Wegmann)

  1. Bean Switch edited by Lauren Maddox and Caitlynn Dowland of the University of Tennessee Martin

  2. The Chestatee Review edited by Megan Nichole Broome and Ashley Brooks of the University of North Georgia

  3. Aonian edited by Ellie Black of Hendrix College