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Chestatee Review announces writing contest winners


The University of North Georgia's (UNG) student literary magazine, The Chestatee Review, has announced the winners of its annual writing contest.

Each fall semester the Review holds a writing contest where students submit exemplary work in the five categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, and/or one act plays. Winners in each genre are published in the Review and awarded cash prizes. First place wins $100, second place wins $50, and third place wins $25.

 The winners in the Fiction category are:

1st: "Home Again" by Lina Morgan, Journalism

2nd: "The Fallen" by Sydney Smith, Open Option

3rd: "I'm Not Rose" by Amanda Niemann, English

Creative nonfiction:

1st: "Six Memories of My Father" by Anna Maria Little, English  

2nd: "The Depth of Humility" by Megan Nichole Broome, English

3rd: "The Ghosts Who Carry Us: UNG’s First Opiate Overdose Prevention Event" by Elizabeth Devine, Biology

Formal Essay:

1st: "Shadowed Memories" by Megan Nichole Broome, English

2nd: "A Feminist Reading of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Marcel Cantu, English

3rd: "Redefining Reality" by Shea Barfield, English


1st: "Good Will" by Ethan Howard, English

2nd: "The Man Who Came with the Rain" by Anna Little, English

3rd: "A Foundling's Blues" by Keza Kasende, Biology

One Act Play:

1st: "A Happening Scene" by Brandon Day, Mathematics

2nd: "Im-PROP-er Dinner" by Gregory Hirsch, Theatre

3rd: "The Collectors" by Adrian Huff, Media Studies

"The Chestatee Review is unique because it is one of the few student endeavors that span all of UNG's campuses. Students from every campus can contribute to a publication that represents the university as a whole," said Ezekiel Black, professor of English.

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