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Southword Ficiton Chapbook Competition
Best Irish Entry 2019

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It's Not Me, It's You by Brian Kirk

Southword Editions, 43 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-67-2
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“It almost seemed wrong to tear the paper, but when Helen finally lifted the lid Robert saw over her shoulder an explosion of bright and dark colours, and for a moment he forgot what he had given her. It appeared to be a box of coloured lights. Then he watched her hand disappear inside and he remembered how it would feel cool and smooth like cream.”

It's Not Me, It's You won the inaugural Southword Fiction Chapbook Prize for Best Irish Entry. Brian Kirk is a poet and short story writer from Dublin. He was shortlisted twice for the Patrick Kavanagh Award. His first poetry collection After The Fall was published by Salmon Poetry in 2017. His poem “Birthday”, taken from that collection, won the Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018. His novel for children The Rising Son was published in 2015. His short stories have been widely published and he was shortlisted twice for Hennessy Awards for fiction. He blogs at www.briankirkwriter.com.

 

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Southword Ficiton Chapbook Competition
Best International Entry 2019

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A Middle Eastern No by Jill Widner

Southword Editions, 49 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-68-9
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“Yalda liked to talk to me about her life in Shiraz before she moved to California. But only in the dark. Maybe her memory was clearer in the dark. Whatever it was, she told me things in the dark that she wouldn’t have ordinarily revealed about herself. I don’t think she realized that it gave me a kind of advantage.”

A Middle Eastern No won the inaugural Southword Fiction Chapbook Prize for Best International Entry. Jill Widner grew up in Sumatra, Indonesia, the setting of her novel in progress, A Green Raft on a Muddy Swell, where her father worked as a petroleum engineer in the 1960s. Her fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Kenyon Review Online, Kyoto Journal, North American Review, Shenandoah, Short Fiction, Wasafiri Online, and Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 3. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from Artist Trust, Hawthornden Castle, the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently lives and teaches in Yakima, Washington.

 

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Southword 40

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