Zone 3 is pleased to announce the winners of its annual fiction, poetry, and nonfiction contests: Randal O’Wain for his story “Hallelujah Station” (Fall 2018); Ethan Chua for his poem “Immigrant Prayer” (Spring 2018); and Carrie Shipers for her essay “Mea Culpa, My Monster” (Fall 2018).
The Zone 3 Literary Awards are selected by the editors. Selections are made from all works published in the magazine that year. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Randal O’Wain is the author of Meander Belt: family, loss, and coming of age in the working class south (Bison Books/American Lives Series, 2019) and Hallelujah Station and other stories (Autumn House Press, 2020).
Ethan Chua is a Chinese-Filipino spoken word poet, scholar, and activist who’s trying his best to fight the modern/colonial world-order. His work has been published in The Journal, Strange Horizons and Zone 3, while his graphic novel, Doorkeeper, is available in Philippine bookstores. He is happily part of the Stanford Spoken Word Collective.
Carrie Shipers’s poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New England Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and other journals. She is the author of Ordinary Mourning (ABZ, 2010), Cause for Concern (Able Muse, 2015), Family Resemblances (University of New Mexico, 2016), and Grief Land (University of New Mexico, forthcoming).