Courtesy Boise State Update.
The Idaho Review at Boise State University has announced the winners of the 2013 Idaho Review Fiction Contest.
1st Prize, “Tough Love” by Janet Peery
2nd Prize, “Jubilee” by Caleb Johnson
3rd Prize, “Memorial Day” by Emily Sproch
First-prize winner Peery has had works published in many literary journals, including Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Shenandoah and Black Warrior Review. Her stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize and The Best of the Pushcart Prize. Her novel, “The River Beyond the World,” was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1996. Peery has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Idaho Review was founded in 1998 by Boise State MFA director Mitch Wieland. The journal has had numerous stories anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize and New Stories from the South. Past contributors to The Idaho Review include Rick Bass, Padgett Powell, Joy Williams, Ann Beattie, Stuart Dybek, Charles Baxter and Richard Bausch.
Award-winning writer Benjamin Percy was The Idaho Review’s first Fiction Contest winner in 2007, and has since published two collections of short stories and two novels, most recently “Red Moon.”
The 2013 edition of The Idaho Review is available for purchase at the Boise State Bookstore and online. The journal currently is accepting submissions for the 2014 issue. Ordering information and submission guidelines can be found at idahoreview.org