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2018 Winner

Sarah Carey

Sarah Carey

We are proud to announce that the Winner of the 2018 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition has been selected by our final judge, Amy MacLennan.

This year's winner is Sarah Carey of Gainesville, FL for her manuscript Accommodations.

Amy comments: "This collection starts off with an ache that pulls a reader in uncontrollably with sorrow and beauty. It is a tremendous manuscript that begs to be read over and over. Organic in the purest sense. Anyone encountering these poems will be stunned."

Sarah Carey is a graduate of the Florida State University creative writing program. Her work has appeared recently in Superstition Review, Glass Poetry Journal, The Potomac Review, Valparaiso Review, Barrow Street, Rise Up Review, SWWIM Every Day and elsewhere. She is the author of one poetry chapbook, The Heart Contracts (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and was the recipient of an International Merit Award in the Atlanta Review's 2018 International Poetry Prize competition.

Visit Sarah at or on Twitter @SayCarey1.

Accommodations> will be available in Fall 2019.

2018 Runners-Up
1st runner-up: Mary Kay Rummel
2nd runner-up: Anna Weaver
3rd runner-up: Carol R. Sunde
Finding Her
the subject of my goodness
In a Far Country of Mind
2018 Finalists
Glenn Freeman
Don Judson
Katharyn Howd Machan
Kathleen McClung
Peggy Miller
Pattie Palmer-Baker
Tina Schumann
LeRoy n. Sorenson
Nadia Wolinsty
Connie Zumpf
dear mother/dear father
Brush Strokes
Temporary Kin
In the Light of Another Sun
The Color of Goodbye
A Skin of Light
2018 Semi-Finalists
Laurel Blossom
John Davis
Richard Downing
Linda Duede Starbuck
Mary Ellen Talley
Bill Garvey
Roger Hecht
Judith Hemschemeyer
Richard Holinger
Rick Kempa
Margaret Koger
Linera Lucas
Robert Manaster
Scott Mitchell
Diana Morley
Annmarie O’Connell
Ethan Pennington
Clela Reed
Marzelle Robertson
Cathy Ross
Claire Scott
Heidi Seaborn
Teresa Sutton
Catherine Wald
Sharon Whitehill
Ellen Young
Sally Zakariya
Honorable Mention
Solomon Au Yeung
Sarah W. Bartlett
Leslie Berlot
Kay Bosgraaf
Lori Cole
Denise David
Katherine A. Dering
Simon Peter Eggersten
Frederick Falls
David Fitch
David Giannini
Lenora Good
Karin Hoffecker
Faith S. Holsaert
Julie Jacob
Sonja Johanson
Jolie Kaytes
Janet Kozachek
Edwin Krizek
Paul Lamar
Wayne Lee
Alicia Cahalane Lewis
Taylor Napolsky
Christa Pandey
Robert Perchan
Deborah Phelps
Charles Rammelkamp
Melissa Rendlen
Penelope Scambly Schott
Jacquelyn Shah
Allen Strous
Patti Sullivan
Diane Webster