2021 Winners


2021 William Faulkner Literary Competition Winners


Adult Short Story:

1st    “Sex and History”
Sharon Solwitz
Chicago, Ill

2nd    “The Hanging”
Doug Gray
Fayetteville, TN

3rd     “The Base Stealer”
George Kehoe
Oxford, MS

Honorable Mention     “Canonizing Charlotte”
Melissa A. Morgan
Pontotoc, MS

One Act Play:

1st    “Roughing It”
Judy Klass
Nashville, TN

2nd    “Lucky Numbers”
Samuel M. Sardina
Mays Landing, N.J.

3rd    “Friday Night in Littlefield”
Joe Carlisle
Croton-on-Hudson, N. Y.

Honorable Mention    “Folded”
Bara Swain
New York, N.Y.

Honorable Mention    “Da Vinci’s Cockroach”
Amy Tofte
Los Angeles, Calif.

Honorable Mention    “A Lovely Day for a Boat Trip”
Lindsey Brown
Auckland, New Zealand


1st    “The Mississippi and the Thames”
Ryan Reed
Bruce, MS

2nd    “Riffing on Mississippi From a Porch on Mullins Road”
George Drew
Poestenkill, NY

3rd    “The Problem of Evil”
Angela J. Davis
Los Angeles, Calif.

Honorable Mention    “On Caravaggio’s The Beheading of St. John the Baptist”
Jensen Lemmon
Greensboro, AL

Honorable Mention    “Dear Mother Armenia”
Hagop Alajajian
West Bloomfield, MI

Honorable Mention    “Slow Passage to the Bardo”
Howard Brown
Lookout Mountain, TN


1st    Emperor of Alabama
Mark Alpert
New York, NY

Honorable Mention    Winter’s Reckoning
Adele Holmes, M. D.
Benton, AK

Honorable Mention    Birds of a Feather
Aimee Ranew Starratt
Alpharetta, GA

Student Short Story:

1st    “Nick’s Utopia”
Kylie Byars
Amory High School

2nd    “Crossroads Junkie”
Taylor Lafayette
Mississippi School of the Arts

3rd    “Remorse”
Sydney Knotts
Mississippi School of the Arts