Notes and Recent Awards

Ecotone was honored to be a finalist for CLMP’s 2020 Firecracker Awards, in the category of Magazines–General Excellence, and for the 2020 AWP Small Press Publisher Award. In the 2019 Stack Awards (London), the magazine was commended in Best Original Nonfiction, and shortlisted in Best Original Fiction.

The editors would also like to congratulate the following writers:

ASME Award for Fiction 2020
For the following stories:
Dawna Kemper
Horse (vol. 13, no. 2)
Mesha Maren
Organ Cave (vol. 13, no. 2)
Erin Somers
Waltz (vol. 13, no. 2)

Best American Essays 2020
Gretchen E. Henderson
Life in the Tar Seeps, (vol. 15, no. 1)

Best American Sports Writing 2020
Abigail Greenbaum
On Self-Rescue, (vol. 14, no. 2)

The Pushcart Prize 2020
Jan Verberkmoes
Petronia petronia jyekundensis (vol. 13, no. 2)

Special mention
David Gessner
Montaigne in the Age of Trump (vol. 13, no. 2)

The Orison Anthology 2019
Rajiv Mohabir
Pancha Maha-Bhuta (vol. 14, no. 2)


Ecotone (ISSN 1553-1775) is published twice yearly by the Department of Creative Writing and The Publishing Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. We are grateful for funding from the UNCW Department of Creative Writing and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The short stories in this issue are works of fiction. Names, characters, places, events, and incidents are products of the authors’ imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual events is entirely coincidental. The views expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect those of its editors or sponsors.