Irreantum Contest Announcement

Irreantum Fiction Contest Winners

The Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Irreantum fiction contest. A committee of judges considered 91 entries and awarded three cash prizes and two honorable mentions.

First place ($250): “Bing” by Ryan Shoemaker of Burbank, California

Second place ($175): “Joseph Smith’s Dreams” by James Goldberg of Pleasant Grove, Utah

Third place ($100): “Aunt Charlotte’s Secrets” by Karen Rosenbaum of Kensington, California

Honorable Mention: “The Iron Door” by Mark Brown of Tonica, Illinois, and “17 Facts About Angels” by Eric Jepson of El Cerrito, California

Next year’s fiction contest will be announced in early 2011.

With no official connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Irreantum fiction contest is supported by the Utah Arts Council, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Irreantum 2010 Charlotte and Eugene England Personal Essay Contest Winners

The Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Charlotte and Eugene England Personal Essay contest. A committee of judges considered 47 entries and awarded three cash prizes as well as an honorable mention.

First place ($200): “Ghosts, Demons, Ancestors, and Offspring” by Kerry Spencer of West Jordan, Utah

Second place ($150): “When Trees Fall” by Melissa McQuarrie of Provo, Utah

Third place ($100): “Four Faces of a Rhetorical Triangle” by James Goldberg of Pleasant Grove, Utah

Honorable mention: “Of Gods and Waterfalls” by Sheldon Lawrence of Rexburg, Idaho

Next year’s personal essay contest will be announced in early 2011.

With no official connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Charlotte and Eugene England Personal Essay Contest is funded by the Eugene England Foundation.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Angela Hallstrom and Jack Harrell
co-editors, Irreantum

About Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury

Author of six professionally published short stories; moderator of two online writing workshop forums for Orson Scott Card (The Hatrack River Writers Workshop and the Nauvoo Workshop for LDS Writers); part-time computer genealogist; AML Review Archive editor and AML website flunky; mother of three and grandmother of five, so far (plus slave of a polydactyl, part-lynx-point snowshoe Siamese cat); Salt Lake Temple ordinance worker; lover of reading, knitting, and dark chocolate.
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