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2013 Chapbook Winners

Gertrude Press is pleased to announce the 2013 Fiction and Poetry Chapbook Contest winners. Read reviews of these works »


Winner: Michael Cuglietta - "Vertigo"

Michael Cuglietta is a Florida writer by way of South Jersey. His stories and poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Passages North, Toad Suck Review, The Hawaii Review, Saw Palm, Gertrude and elsewhere. He is working on a collection of short stories. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .







Winner: Darius Stewart - "The Ghost the Night Becomes"

Darius Stewart is the author of two previous chapbooks, The Terribly Beautiful and Sotto Voce—each of which were Editor’s Choice Selections in the Main Street Rag Poetry Chapbook Series. He holds an honors B.A. in English from the University of Tennessee and an M.F.A. from the Michener Center for Writers, where he was a James A. Michener fellow in poetry. He is also a former fellow of the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. His poems, reviews, and an interview have appeared in publications including Callaloo; Meridian; Lambda Book Report; CutBank; Cerise Press, the Seattle Review; Poet Lore; Best Gay Poetry 2008; two volumes of the Southern Poetry Anthology; Grist; and Verse Daily. He is an assistant editor for Anti- and currently lives in Knoxville, TN with his dog, Philip J. Fry.

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Congratulations to our 2013 Chapbook Competition winners!

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