The results are in: this year’s guest judge, Eloise Klein Healy, has selected Austin Gray’s “The Mystery of Horses” as the winning manuscript among writers with no previous chapbook publication for this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. The runner-up manuscript was Celeste Gainey’s “In the Land of Speculation & Seismography.”
From the manuscripts by writers with previous chapbook or book publication, Eloise has selected Christina Hutchins’ “Radiantly We Inhabit the Air.” The runner-up manuscript was Jeremy Halinen’s “Bromide.”
Christina’s chapbook will be published in January 2011, and Austin’s will be published in February 2011.
We want to thank everyone who submitted work and shared the word this year. Special thanks to Eloise Klein Healy for serving as this year’s judge. Next year’s Robin Becker Series has a new reading period: March 1 to April 15, 2011. Please mark your calendars!