We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Landmark Prize for Fiction!

The Winner: The Teller by Karina Lutz

How do friends and family respond to hearing the stories of #metoo? “The Teller” wends one possibility as it explores the role of friendship, recovered memory, and body/mind modalities in the healing of sexual trauma. It’s the story of two friends, one an incest survivor, and the other her long-time friend, and how they understand their time in this social history and contribute to it.

About the Author: As an environmental activist, Karina Lutz helped secure passage of sustainable energy legislation, thwart a proposed megaport, and restore wetlands in her home watershed of Narragansett Bay, RI. Her poems have been published by Dark Mountain, Tulane Review, Blueline, Written River, The Wayfarer, Poecology, Visitant, Twisted Vine, Incandescent Mind, The Transnational, and others. She has received honorable mention from Homebound Poetry Prize twice, and was a finalist for the Digging the Fat chapbook contest.

Honorable Mentions:

  • When Paris Was Her Lover by  Heidi Harrison
  • Sea at Lake Sky by Robert Sassor
  • The Gypsy Vagabond by Alicia Lewis
  • Shards Past Palms by John Sarmiento

Thank you to all our entrants. The quality of work we received made it quite difficult to judge, for which we are grateful.

The 2020 Landmark Poetry Prize is Now Open.