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2022 SLF Undergraduate Competition Winners

POETRY

First Place
Lauren Carlisle
University of North Georgia


Second Place
Sydney Boone
Hendrix College
Third Place
Jude Keef
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Honorable Mention
Michaela Crawford
Tennessee Tech University

Fiction

First Place
Michael Lewis
Tennessee Tech University


Second Place
Angel Filyaw
Tennessee Tech University
Third Place
Chelsea Panameno
Christian Brothers University

Playwriting

First Place
V. Taylor Davis
Middle Tennessee State University


Second Place
Lillian Reid
Middle Tennessee State University
Third Place
Steve Marlow
Mississippi University for Women

Creative Nonfiction

First Place
Khristine Arnold
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Second Place
Alicia Gladman
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Third Place
Youbin Park
Columbus State University

Form Essay

First Place
Abigail Wells
Middle Tennessee State University


Second Place
Sarah Snyder
Blue Mountain College
Third Place
V. Taylor Davis
Middle Tennessee State University

Literary Magazine

First Place
Chestatee Review
University of North Georgia

The diverse range of forms is impressive: poetry, short story, one-act play, creative nonfiction, formal essay, and visual art. The journal also includes the winners of the Halloween Writing Contest and separate sections for prize winners, including a prize for academic writing/freshman comp. The writing is bold, entertaining, and well-crafted.

The visual art is a robust, diverse collection. The journal is attractively designed and laid out. Includes bios for authors. Judges write extended appreciations for contest winners. Overall, a top-shelf production.

Second Place
Aonian
Hendrix College

This journal publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art. It also includes one piece of drama. The writing is solid and distinguished. The journal has a very attractive layout. Visual art sprinkled throughout the journal in an attractive manner. The journal is printed on heavyweight, glossy paper, giving it an impressive feel. The journal attracts distinguished judges: Nickole Brown, poetry; and Kevin Brockmeier, fiction. Fine work all around.

Third Place
Sequoya Review
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 


This journal publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual art. It is very handsomely laid out using a clean, sans serif font. Some very good work is included, featuring a range of approach. Excellent visual art.