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2021 Digging Press Chapbook Results

We’re so happy to announce the results for the Fall 2020 Digging Press Chapbook competition.
Our 2021 winner is…

Submersion by Marie Baléo (Poetry)

Marie Baléo is a French writer, poet, and editor born in 1990, who writes in English, her second language. Her work has appeared in Yemassee, CutBank, Passages North, PRISM International, Litro Magazine, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for four Best of the Net awards and for Best Microfiction and Best Small Fictions. Marie edits the flash section of the literary magazine, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, and is one of the editors of European review, Le Grand Continent. She grew up in Lebanon and Norway and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

Our finalists and semifinalists are:


black has every right to be angry by Ashley Elizabeth (poetry)
Books Can Only Take You So Far by C. Adán Cabrera (fiction)
Occupy Frogs by Lyndsey Weiner (poetry)
Dauntless by Gina Marie Bernard (fiction)
Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us by Lynn Mundell (fiction)


Boulders, Detroit Nature Poems by Esperanza Cintrón (poetry)
Giving Care by Sue Mell (hybrid)
Quicksand / Stargazing by Remi Recchia (poetry)
The Last Thing She Wore by Kathryn Kulpa (fiction)
All Craft, All Armor by Ralph Pennel (poetry)
Voices in the Room by John Francis Istel (fiction)
The Hildegard Sequence by Sarah Payne (poetry)
This is not a suicide note by Katherine Martini (poetry)
Mother Nature’s Son by Emma Eisler (hybrid)

Congrats to our winner, finalists, and semifinalists!

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