Hiram alumna Brittany (Stone) Rogers ’07 recently won first prize in a writing contest put on by Still: The Journal. Her work is featured among other contest winners in Still Issue 7, a compilation of entries in fiction, poetry and nonfiction.
Still: The Journal was established in 2009 by Silas House (fiction editor), Marianne Worthington (poetry editor) and Jason Howard (nonfiction editor). As an online literary journal, Still is committed to publishing excellent writing in Appalachia. Still publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, and performances by emerging and established artists three times a year.
Rogers, who lives in Ravenna, was an English major with a creative writing emphasis at Hiram. Her first place entry was for the nonfiction division. She submitted an essay “The Tree People,” which can be read online.
The newest issue of Still: The Journal also includes new work from poets Adam Day, Coleman Larkin, Chris Mattingly and Amy Tudor. An oral history with an eastern Kentucky midwife is presented by Vicki Cimprich, and the multi-media section features new music from Nikki Lane.
Judges for the contests were award-winning writers Connie May Fowler (fiction), Marilyn Kallet (poetry) and Karen Salyer McElmurray (nonfiction).
A complete list of winners and finalists is on the website: www.stilljournal.net/contest.php.