The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Issue 16: Winter/Spring 2020

Love in the Archives

by Eileen Collins

Special Guest Judge, Chris Feliciano Arnold

“Love in the Archives” is an achingly mournful essay about home, loss and the bonds of love. Eileen Collins is a writer who knows how to create mystery and intimacy through unforgettable, haunting details that reveal a family’s deepest wound.

Chris Feliciano Arnold has written essays and journalism for The Atlantic, Harper’s, Foreign Policy, Outside, Vice News, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Folha de S.Paulo, and more. The recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he has published fiction in Playboy, The Kenyon Review, Ecotone, and other magazines. Along the way, his work has been noted in The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Short Stories. He lives and teaches writing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Life Only Gets Harder

by Mandy Brown

White Man’s Poison

by Kelly Jhung