Winner of the 2019 Rising Writer Contest Announced!

Congratulations to poet Eric Tran!

March 20, 2019

Autumn House is pleased to announce that Stacey Waite selected The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer by Eric Tran as the winner of this year’s Rising Writer Prize!

Eric Tran is from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is the author of the chapbooks Revisions (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018) and Affairs with Men in Suits (Backbone Press, 2014).

He is a resident physician in psychiatry at the Mountain Area Health Education Center. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His career interests include substance use treatment, community mental health, and LGBTQ mental health.

We’d also like to congratulate the following finalists for their wonderful manuscripts:

Small Game by Megan Arlett

Body Fires by Hannah Baggott

Sweetbitter by Stacey Balkun

These Waters by John Belk

Spoil by Alyse Bensel

Yes Rushes to Meet the Wound by James Ellenberger

Swan Hammer by Maggie Graber

The Auspices by Elisa Karbin

History and Physical by Laura Kolbe

There is No Room for Personal Revelation by Jeff Pearson

The Other Side of the River by Jacqueline Winter Thomas

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