It is with enormous pleasure that we announce the finalists for our annual Award for Emerging Writers: Heidi Bell, TR Brady, Min Li Chan, Rob Franklin, Iris A. Law, and Kosiso Ugwueze.
Carrie R. Moore
That summer, vermin fled the Alabama heat, scrambled into the pool, and drowned. They must’ve been compelled by the pumps churning the water, the waves cresting teal-blue from the pool’s sides before flattening in the middle. The pool carried so much from the shallow end to the deep and back . . .