Monday, December 29, 2014

Moss' "Omeer's Mangoes" takes top spot at 2015 Saturday Evening Post's Great American Fiction Contest

More good news for N. West Moss whose short story, Omeer's Mangoes, as reported here, won the 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom Award back in the fall.

The story has now also won the Saturday Evening Post's Great American Fiction Contest of 2015.

“Omeer’s Mangoes is my first piece of fiction to reach a national audience,” says West. “The New York Times published an essay back in 2008, and that was exciting and unexpected. But this is exciting in a completely different way. Having people read my fiction feels much more vulnerable because it is entirely mine in a way that nonfiction skirts.”

After receiving her MFA from William Paterson University in 2013, West took a year off to write full-time. The hard work has paid off as West has been mopping up the awards. In addition to the Faulkner-Wisdom and The Saturday Evening Post kudos, she has also won the Diana Woods Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction — for work appearing in such journals as The Westchester Review, The Blotter, and Hospital Drive.

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2014/12/29/in-the-magazine/2015-winners.html

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