What contributed to Laura’s aura? A “scraggy cowl-neck sweater and faded jeans blown out at the knees,” author C.C. Parker wrote in “Forgive Me,” a short story selected for inclusion in the fourth issue of Slippery Elm, the University of Findlay’s annual literary journal.
Now available for purchase, the latest edition features 44 entries selected from more than 700 submissions, according to journal Editor David Essinger, Ph.D., associate professor of English.
Prizes of $1,000 were awarded for the best pieces. Audrey Gidman is the 2016 poetry winner, and Lara Lillibridge is the 2016 prose winner.
Audrey Gidman’s poem is called “Anatomy/Geography/Ethnography.” Jen Moore served as judge. Lara Lillibridge wrote “39 Lashes: Just Write Something about Your Mother.” The story was judged by Courtney Maum.
Ohio authors include Kerry Trautman of Findlay, David Garrison of Dayton, Lara Lillibridge of Lakewood, TJ McGuire of Dayton and Sharon Short of Centerville.
Slippery Elm is a journal committed to promoting the best fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art being created today. The journal provides educational experiences for students in editing and publishing, and represents The University of Findlay as a supporter of the arts.
Single copies can be purchased by visiting slipperyelm.findlay.edu and using the PayPal button, or emailing the journal’s staff via the website. Copies may also be purchased by sending a check, made out to “Slippery Elm,” in care of University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840. Journal back issues and T-shirts an also be purchased.
Submissions for the fifth Slippery Elm issue will be accepted beginning in summer 2017.