Celebrating the Writers of Dogwood 15


In the coming days we will be posting selections from the writers of  Dogwood 15, each of whose work was submitted for publication during our contest and open reading period last year.  You can submit your work to this year’s contest and open reading period by clicking this link.   Below is the table of contents for Dogwood 15, published in May, 2016; subscribe or order a single copy here.  Congratulations to all who made the issue!  We are so lucky to have come across your work.

Dogwood 15 Contents


Grand Prize Award:  Anna Leahy, Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

Stephanie Dickinson, Townies

Scott Russell Duncan, The Car

JL Schneider, I (Sorta) Do


First Prize Award in Poetry: Esteban Ismael, the sky-shattering speed of the horizon looming; Subtract : your body gone — missing  —

C. M. Clark, Afternoon; Dust. Sand. Earth. Silence.

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Superstition

John Gosslee, My Body Is a System of Enlightenment

Yolanda J. Franklin, Camera Lucida

Justin Hunt, On nights like this

Ann Keniston, Suggestibility: Transcript Fragments and Annotation; Estrangement Aria; Accrual

Aaron Krol, Nocturne with Legs Underneath

Kristina Martinez, Hurricanes

Kathryn Merwin, Paper Crane; Conjure

Michael J. Opperman, The Garden of Forking Paths

Beverly Potter, Barrel

Emily Pulfer-Terino, Pawnshop

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, We Do It Until We Don’t

Cocoa M. Williams, Jazz Funeral I; Jazz Funeral II

John Sibley Williams, Aubade (Failed)


First Prize Award in Fiction: C.A. Cole, Pirouette

Teresa Burns Gunther, Magic Fingers

LaTanya McQueen, The Mythology of the Axolotl

Cover Art
Shaun O’Dell (b. 1968), Jim Uber’s Sunspot and Sun Flare Observations, (2007). Pen and ink on paper, Sheet (Sight): 81 3/4 x 152.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Drawing Committee  2010.169 © Shaun O’Dell

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