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MFA English Program
University of Mississippi

Winners of the 2022 UM English Department Creative Writing Awards

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Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2022 UM English Department Creative Writing Awards, here are the winners of each category. Thank you to those who helped judge these competitions.


Evans-Harrington Contest 

Judge: Joshua Nguyen

Winner: Allie Barnett

“In the AM”


Runner Up:  Will Jones

“Ghazal About My Mother”


Sommerville Prize – Poetry

Judge: Marina Leigh

Winner: Ryan Medina

“A Sonnet for the Author”


Sommerville Prize – Fiction 

Judge: Jennifer Key

Winner: Adele Cardwell

“Dear at any Price”


Bondurant Prize – Fiction

Judge: Dustin Parsons

Winner: Christopher Morris

“I Have Trouble”


Bondurant Prize – Poetry 

Judge: Beth Spencer

Winner: Hussain Ahmed