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#31: Fall, 2019

In this issue we feature our winners and finalists in our 2019 annual literary contests

Lora Hilty
Brandon J. Johnson
Penny Milam
Anthony Otten
Cynthia C. Rand
James Swansbrough

Neema Avashia
Shelly Ayers
Sophie Ezzell
Richard Hague
Cathy Ann Kodra
Joshua Rudnik

Matthew Ferrence
by guest interviewer Julia Kastner
Julia Kastner on Appalachia North: A Memoir by Matthew Ferrence
Courtney Balestier on patience (audio)
Lana K. W. Austin
Roy Bentley
Danielle Nicole Byington
Robert René Galván
D. A. Gray
Ben Groner III
Pauletta Hansel
Marc Harshman
Joshua Jones
Sean Kelbley
Gregory Loselle
Charlie Malone
M. Daniel McCrotty
Michaela Miller
Jeremy Paden
Rachel Anne Parsons
Randi Ward

Doug Van Gundy

The Pine Mountain Sessions

Our annual open reading period is December 1-31, 2019. (No fees)
photos by Dereck Hammers
Congratulations to our Pushcart Prize nominees, 2020

Cynthia C. Rand, Our Lady of the Flood (fiction)

Natalie Sypolt, Ticks (fiction)

Sean Kelbley, Old Masters (poetry)

V.C. McCabe, Baptism by Fire (poetry)

Neema Avashia, Neighbors (creative nonfiction)

Richard Hague, Acting Up (creative nonfiction)
Congratulations to our Best of the Net nominees, 2019

Chelyen Davis, Meteorite (fiction)

AshleyRose Sullivan, Town | nwoT (fiction)

Roseanna Alice Boswell, Love Poem in Rural Oklahoma (poetry)

Benjamin Cutler, The Gods Who Might Be Geese (poetry)



Melissa Helton, Jayus (poetry)

Annie Woodford, Those Factories had Heart-Pine Floors (poetry)

Neema Avashia, Wine-Warmth (creative nonfiction)

Dalton Monk, City Boy (creative nonfiction)



Still: The Journal is an online literary magazine publishing Appalachian literary, visual, and musical artists since 2009. Still: The Journal was awarded the e-Appalachia Award for Outstanding Website from the Appalachian Studies Association in March, 2014. The award is presented annually "in recognition of an outstanding website that provides insight on Appalachia and its people, or provides a vital community service to Appalachia." 

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