Notes and Recent Awards

Ecotone was honored to be a finalist for the 2020 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize.

The editors would also like to congratulate the following writers:

The Pushcart Prize 2021
special mention
Erin Somers
“Waltz” (vol. 14, no. 2)
Leah Hampton
“Parkway” (vol. 14, no. 1)


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.