Ryan Dunlap, author of The Goldfish, is to be commended for winning the 2016 Summer Writing Contest, sponsored by 1888, JukePop, and Black Hill Press. Congratulations also to 29 BBQs for making the short list, along with the works of Ryan Hash, M. Howalt, Kathy Joy, Laura Morrison, and (yours truly) Jonelle Strickland.
For all of us who believe there is not one way. One genre. One spirit. One answer. Or even one question. This blog is for the writer before she was so, as well as for the reader who defies her expectations every time: it is for the poets, satirists, fiction writers, essayists, diarists, and ancient word wanderers; this blog is for the infinitely unwritten. To each, a celebration. A celebration to all.