2020 Winners


2020 William Faulkner Literary Competition Winners


Short Story:

1st    “Piano Solo”

Rhiannon Lewis
Abergavenny, Wales

2nd    “The Woman Child”

Khanh Ha
Silver Springs, Maryland

3rd     “The Other Woman”

Tristan Marajh
Toronto, Canada

One Act Play:

1st    “A Train to Laugh”

Mitchell P. Ganem
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

2nd    “A Shared View”

Mary Caroline Rogers
Tucson, Arizona

3rd    “Nothing New Under the Sun”

John Doble
New York, New York

Honorable Mention    “Kissing Jennifer in the Moonlight”

Peter Hardy
Atlanta, Georgia

Honorable Mention    “Ducks on a Junebug”

Dennis Moore
Bothell, Washington


1st    “More Distinct than Olympus”

George Drew
Poestenkill, New York

2nd    “Blur”

Katherine Vandermel
Closter, New Jersey

3rd    “Reminiscense”

Kate Stukenborg
Memphis, Tennessee

Honorable Mention    “In My Dreams, the Heedless Cattle”

Rachel K. Embry
Iuka, Mississippi

Honorable Mention    “Motherland”

Dot Courson
Pontotoc, Mississippi


1st    Where is the Glory: The Cader Daniel Mitchell Story

Neil Mitchell
Provo, Utah

Honorable Mention    Crossing the Same Sea

Helen Montague Foster
Richmond, Virginia

Student Short Story:

1st    “Of the Wolf’s Party”

Madeline Tressie Bonds
Tupelo, Mississippi

2nd    “Layers of Uncertainty”

Callie Matthews
Meridian, Mississippi

3rd    “Sunday Mornings”

Stephyne Weathersby
Byram, Mississippi