Wiregrass literary journal takes top honors again

January 14, 2013

Wiregrass Reader Fifth Volume of the Wiregrass Reader: Rural Voices from Home

FITZGERALD, Ga— The Wiregrass Reader: Rural Voices From Home, a literary journal published by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, won first place with special merit for its format, content, and presentation in the American Scholastic Press Association’s Annual Scholastic Yearbook and Magazine Awards. This is the second year that the journal has won this distinction and the fifth year it has been published.

Entries were scored on a point system. The highest possible score was 1000. Entries that scored over 950 were considered a first place winner with special merit. The publication is coordinated by Michael Williams, and Katherine Maestas, Wiregrass English instructors.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is requesting submissions for its sixth annual literary journal, The Wiregrass Reader: Rural Voices from Home, which will be published Spring Semester 2013. Submissions are accepted in the following categories: poetry, short stories, personal narratives, arguments/analyses, and photography. Please submit works through email with an attached file. Send submissions to Katherine Maestas (katherine.maestas@wiregrass.edu, 229.333.2100, ext. 3090), or Michael Williams (michael.williams@wiregrass.edu, 229.468.2092).

The journal is open to students, faculty, and staff at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College as well as area high school students and community members. The deadline for submissions is January 25, 2013.