The Winners of the Hip Mama Magazine/Unchaste Readers Writing Contest!

We had an amazing response to the Hip Mama and Unchaste Readers 2015 writing contest. Thanks to all of the writers who submitted their work.

Our panel of judges included Evelyn Sharenov, member of the National Book Critic’s Circle, Megan Kruse, author of Call Me Home (Hawthorne Books, 2015), Shell Feijo, Hip Mama submissions editor, Sarah Maria Medina, author of the forthcoming A House by the Sea in Havana, Jenny Forrester, curator of the Unchaste Readers Series, and Ariel Gore, editor of Hip Mama.

Look for winning pieces in upcoming issues of Hip Mama and live at Unchaste Readers in Portland.

1st Place
Anna Doogan for “Fires”

2nd Place
Elizabeth Bachner for “Gravity

3rd Place
Jillian Brady for “What Family”

Honorable Mention
Rebecca Ewan for “A Cartoonist Interprets Her Own Poetry”
Mary Mandeville for “Giant Sequoia”
Lisbeth Coiman for “Menarche”
Vanessa Fernando for “Bright”
Lisa Sinnett for “Mother’s Milk”