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Winner’s Circle!

By the time submissions closed for the Dos Cosas Award, we had so many fantastic stories and poetry from our peers that we were overwhelmed. The University of Southern Maine has a vibrant writers community, and the diversity of style, voice and vision was impressive. I want to take a moment to thank all of our entrants, who work diligently at their craft, and will continue to do so beyond their experiences at USM. Don’t roll your eyes, but you’re all winners (I said don’t roll your eyes!) Knowing a handful of our entrants personally and seeing them sweat over the pages in workshops and creative writing courses made judging this contest difficult. I want to encourage everyone to keep submitting, because much of the work I saw was already so well manicured, it deserves recognition.
Cheers to you!
Caroline O’Connor Thomas, Publishing Director 2012

Words & Images is proud to announce the winner of the second annual Dos Cosas award, a $500 prize reserved for a student writer from the University of Southern Maine.

Congratulations to Catie Hannigan -! who has won this year’s award for her poem “Winter.”

Catie is a self-described morning bird, and dream-journal enthusiast. She appreciates hot cheeks and cold air.

We will be announcing the recipients of the Betsy Sholl Poetry Award and the Andre Dubus Award for Short Fiction by the end of the week, so visit us again soon!

Special thanks to Michael Frier, Assistant Director – for helping me judge this contest, and to Professor Waldrep, who was key in helping spread the word about the award. Again, congratulations to Catie for her excellent work!