Inaugural Fiction Contest Finalists and Winner Announced

Print Friendly, PDF & Email A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is pleased to announce the finalists and winner of our inaugural fiction contest, judged by acclaimed writer and teacher Aurelie Sheehan:

  • Winner: Andrew Wingfield for “Right of Way”
  • Finalist: Kevin Catalano for “Into the Lake”
  • Finalist: Jasmon Drain for “Wet Paper Grass”

Here’s what Sheehan had to say of the winner:

“Right of Way” is filled with microbursts of surprise, the fine prose unfurling a nuanced, but powerfully directed story with tension and drama. I appreciated the underlying wit in the narrative, which leavens the increasing snarl of moral compromise.  A story dwelling in the complexities of motherhood and compassion, “Right of Way” also explores the tension between the wild of the right of way and its occupants, and the tamer, tortured civilizers.

Andrew Wingfield will receive the cash prize of $250 and publication in our forthcoming issue, No. 26, with the theme of “The Signal in the Noise.” The issue launches at on September 20, 2010. The issue will also include the finalist stories by Kevin Catalano and Jasmon Drain.

Congratulations to Andrew, Kevin, and Jasmon, and many thanks to those who submitted to our first contest. We had a wonderful array of stories from which to choose.


The finalists and winner of the inaugural contest in poetry (judged by Jessie Lendennie) will be announced on the evening of August 26th. is the world’s first online journal of place, publishing a rich mix of literature, artwork, case studies, and more since 1997.