The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Issue 11: Summer/Fall 2017

Dead Daddies and White Castles

by N’kenge Feagin

Special Guest Judge, Ana Maria Spagna

“There is so much to admire in this essay: the lively voice, the powerful imagery (the rifle, the sunglasses, the cornrows, the soggy White Castle bun), the strong sense of context, the subtle humor, and most of all the devastating self-awareness of the narrator.”

Ana Maria Spagna is the author of six nonfiction books including Reclaimers and Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus, winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize

Rat Fink

by Mickey Revenaugh

The Space Between the Stars

by Wendy Fontaine