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Contributing authors include:
Vince Bauters
Josh Bisig
Dane Blue
Susie Bower
Jenny Bucksbarg
Eric Duenez
Naoko Fujimoto
Rebecca Gibson
Jenna Gensic
Paul Guillaume
Kamika Guthrie
Ashley Hartsough
John Higgins
Amy Pfiffterling-Irons
Jake Jones
Catherine Kelly
Nicole Koroch
Adrienne Latson
Glenn Lyvers
Brandi Miller
Tyler Moore
Rebecca Pelky
Laura Pimienta
Samantha Plute
Mitchell Robinson
Ryan Smith
Jeff Tatay
Gregory Warrell
Rachelle Witter
Erica Wood
Marian Zuehlke

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IU South Bend Writing Awards
Judge: Susan Choi

Poetry

1st Place Winner Naoko Fujimoto - Shigeru
2nd Place Winner Jacob Jones - Home in a Coupon
Honorable Mention Jeff Tatay -Imperator

Fiction

1st Place Winner Eric Duenez - The Emerald Ash Borer
2nd Place Winner Glenn Lyvers - The day I became guilty
Honorable Mention Susan Bower - The Sunglasses

Non-Fiction

1st Place Winner Catherine Kelly - Black Like Me - My Biracial Journey Through Black and White America
2nd Place Winner Jenny Bucksbarg - Good Hair, Love, Color and the American Dream
Honorable Mention Jenna Gensic - My Life Against the Grain: Surviving the Politics of Prematurity and Home Health Care

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IUSB Creative Writing Blog

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