Feb 13, 2015

SARAH PAPE, Winner of the Harpur Palate Award for Creative Nonfiction!

The Harpur Palate Award for Creative Nonfiction was developed by former Editor in Chief Marissa Schwalm to reward excellent creative nonfiction just as we do with our prizes in fiction and poetry.

It is our great pleasure to announce the winner of our annual Harpur Palate Award for Creative Nonfiction, Sarah Pape for "He Did"!

Our 14.2 Creative Nonfiction Editor Rose Fritzky-Randolph writes of the winning piece:
"With its confidence of voice and vision, 'He Did' captivated me from beginning to end. Sarah Pape tells her heartbreaking story with a subtle yet generous grace."

Below is a selection from "He Did." Please take a look!

Sarah Pape, "He Did," Harpur Palate 14.2

Sarah Pape, "He Did," Harpur Palate 14.2

Sarah Pape, "He Did," Harpur Palate 14.2

Sarah Pape teaches English and works as the Managing Editor of Watershed Review at Chico State. Her poetry and prose has recently been published or are forthcoming in: Ecotone, The Nervous Breakdown, The Brooklyner, decomP, The Collapsar, Pilgrimage, Prick of the Spindle, The Squaw Valley Review, The Superstition Review, and Hayden's Ferry Review. She curates community literary programming and is a member of the Quoin Collective, a local letterpress group.

Congratulations, Sarah Pape!

You can read "He Did" in full by purchasing a subscription to Harpur Palate over at our Submittable page. Our John Gardner Memorial Award for Fiction is currently reading submissions - check out our guidelines here, and maybe we'll be highlighting your work in the future!