Unclassifiable Contest 2020 Winner and Finalists

Our Unclassifiable Contest has ended, and a winner has been chosen by our judge, Michael Martone!

Winner: Kat Mustatea, “Voidoplois”

All of the finalists were terrific.  But I am going to go with ‘Voidopolis.’  It takes to heart and exploits the reality that a writer today is not simply a “writer” who writes, creating a text, but a media artist not using a 19th century typewriter but an extremely powerful typesetting machine now connected to the internet. I also was attracted to the ephemeral nature of the piece, its temporary-ness.  A piece about the virus infects itself with its own digital virus that rewrites then erases the living codes. Huzzah!”
-Michael Martone

Finalists:
Matthew Burnside, “Excerpts from Salutis in Solitudine: a Game of Language and Loneliness”
Kevin Callaway, “Obituary: A Still Life with Islands”
Christine Hamm, “*Gorilla”
Amy Long, “Hash Mark”
Genevieve Monks, “The Rohr Shocke Test for Writers or Readers”

Thank you to all those who submitted, for stretching our minds and engaging our imaginations! We hope to see your work again next year!

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