Washington Writers Publishing House (WWPH) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual fiction and poetry contests.
Poet Christopher Ankney’s book Hearsay has been selected as the winner of the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize, and will be published by WWPH this coming fall. Ankney grew up in Defiance, Ohio, at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers. He earned an M.F.A. in Poetry at Columbia College Chicago in 2006. A John Woods Sc
holar at Western Michigan University’s 2005 Prague Summer Program, his poems have appeared in journals such as Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Prairie Schooner. He teaches at Anne Arundel Community College and Montgomery College. He and his wife Lynn live in Annapolis, Maryland, with their toddler son and their Italian Greyhound, Izzie.
This year’s WWPH Fiction Prize has been awarded to Catherine Bell and her novel Rush of Shadows. A New Englander who’s lived in Paris, Brasilia, Nova Scotia, Northern California, and Washington, DC, Bell is a teacher at Washington International School, where she enjoys reading great literature with teenagers. She holds degrees from Harvard and Stanford and served in the Peace Corps and inner city schools. Recent stories appear in The Northern Virginia Review and South Carolina Review.
Please join us in congratulating the winners and look for these two exciting new books from WWPH in the fall.