with thanks to T Kira Madden (microprose) and Roy G. Guzmán (poetry) for judging the shortlisted entries, and to Ashley Inguanta for curating artwork for each winning piece



Winner: “The Jelly Beans We Bought Near Black Rock” by Amelia Morand

Runner Up: “Spaced On Average an Inch Apart” by Julia Dixon Evans

Honourable Mention: “the body is a situation” by Melissa Matthewson


Nerve Flossing” by Lauren Apfel

Published: October 11, 2019

Artwork by: Daria Shevtsova





Mitzvah” by Daniel Elder

Published: October 7, 2019

Artwork by: Evie Shaffer





“Clawing” by Jared Povanda

“Dear Delores Dale” by Jen Fawkes

“Hurts So Good” by Sionnain Buckley

“The Joke” by Jennifer Fliss

“We’re All Trying To Get Back Home” by GCB




Winner: “To Make a Highly Suspect Body” by Carlo André

Runner Up: “this is a trans poem about swans” by Danielle Rose

Honourable Mention: “The Body Analog” by Sarah Ann Winn


Obliterated Ómbligo” by Maritza Estrada

Published: October 9, 2019

Artwork by: Маша Реймерс


“The Whole Day’s Train is Filled with a Poem So Sad That My Body Could Collapse Into It” by Ojo Taiye


“My Father Wears a Hawaiian Shirt to Die In” by Lannie Stabile

“My Fatty Body with Ad Copy” by Jay Eddy

“The Mirror is Still Covered With Fog” by Katie Manning

“Body Miscellaneous” by Jessica Bixel

“[               ] of color is the white-tongue’s way to rip us of all the names our body’s wear” by Erin Noehre


The Judges

Microprose: T Kira Madden







T Kira Madden is a lesbian APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician. She is the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, and facilitates writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature, her work has appeared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and The Sun. She is the author of the memoir LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS (Bloomsbury), and lives in New York City. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.


Poetry: Roy G. Guzmán







Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Roy G. Guzmán is currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, where they also received their MFA in creative writing. Roy’s work has appeared in the Adroit JournalPoetry magazine, and The Rumpus. They are a 2019 NEA fellow and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. Roy is the author of “Restored Mural for Orlando,” which was turned into a chapbook to raise funds for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Their debut collection,Catrachos, will be published by Graywolf Press in May 2020. Website: Twitter: @catrachxs.


Artwork created by: Ashley Inguanta







Ashley Inguanta is an art and portrait photographer. Starting out in photojournalism, Ashley found her love for landscape, place, and human expression as she navigated the world of newspapers in the late 2000s. For five years, she served as Art Director to SmokeLong Quarterly, and she’s also collaborated on book cover projects with indie publishers like Burrow Press and Press 53. Additionally, Ashley is the author of three collections: A chapbook, The Way Home (Dancing Girl Press 2013); a hardcover art and poetry collection, For the Woman Alone (Ampersand Books 2014); and Bomb, a full-length collection of poetry (Ampersand Books 2016). Her newest full-length collection of poetry and prose, The Flower, is forthcoming with Ampersand Books.


Photo by: Ashley Inguanta