Product will be offering a $75 prize to one piece from each category, chosen by these judges:

Poetry:

Sascha Feinstein’s 12 books include the poetry collections Misterioso (winner of the Hayden Carruth Award) and Ajanta’s Ledge. Individual poems have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, North American Review, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. His honors include the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Artist of the Year. He is the Robert L. and Charlene Shangraw Professor of English at Lycoming College, and the editor of Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature.


Prose:

W. Scott Thomason’s stories have appeared in Broad River Review, Flying South, Gulf Stream, The Lindenwood Review, New Plains Review, The Louisiana Review, The Roanoke Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, and Waccamaw. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has won the SCMLA Short Story Award. He holds degrees from UNC-Greensboro and earned an MFA in fiction from McNeese State University. A native of North Carolina, he currently lives outside of Philadelphia with his philosopher wife and grumpy old dog.


Drama:

Lindsay Schmeling is currently working at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN as Resident Costume Designer for the Circuit Stage, where she also is a script reader for the Playhouse New Works competition. 
She received her MFA from Northern Illinois University, a BA from the College of Charleston and studied theatrical design at the Moscow Art Theatre.