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Jasmine Sawers has won the Emerging Writers Award from Ploughshares.


I am delighted to announce that Jasmine Sawers has won the Emerging Writers Award from Ploughshares.

http://blog.pshares.org/2012/07/16/ploughshares-announces-emerging-writers-contest-winners/

Margot Livesay was the judge, and this is what she had to say about Jasmine's story:

“From its opening paragraph, when the midwife sees a lantern flickering in the distance, ‘The Culling’ transported me. I admire the vivid use of detail and I particularly admire how much the author omits, creating a sense that this unnamed country with its harsh customs really does exist. The story achieves a striking balance between the mythic and the specific…and the result is an urgent and deeply satisfying reading experience.”

Many congratulations to Jasmine. This is indeed a top honor!