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MacQueen’s Quinterly: Knock-your-socks-off Art and Literature
Issue 4: July 2020
Nonfiction: 172 words
By Clare MacQueen

Editor’s Choice Award: Issue 4


This issue’s ECA was selected from a list of ten finalists, which in turn were chosen from about 75 works that appear in MacQ-4—not counting the nine “Quink” stories and poems. Much gratitude (and a small cash prize of $100 USD) to Robert L. Dean, Jr. for this heart-wrenching ekphrastic poem:

Hands [with Gay Pasley’s photograph of Sister Mary Frances, protester]

My other finalist favorites are listed below in alpha order by last name of the author and/or artist:

Egress [micro-fiction] by Heather Bourbeau

Naming the Phenomenon [essay] by Jack Cooper [with art by MaRco Elliott]

Conquistadores [prose poem] by Laine Cunningham

Empty chair, bare tree [haiga], with photograph by Lucas Dumrauf and poem by Gary S. Rosin

A Song for Tara [tanka prose] by Claire Everett

Planting Geraniums on Geranium Street [prose poem] by Linda Nemec Foster

five-and-dime theology [haibun] by Mark Meyer

Fidelity [micro-fiction] by Barry Peters

Prayer [haibun] by Andrew Riutta

See also:

Editor’s Choice Award: Issue 1

Editor’s Choice Award: Issue 2

Editor’s Choice Award: Issue 3

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