Thank you for joining us for Witness Weekends! We’re so grateful to our contributors and Lit Award winners for sharing their work, and we hope you have enjoyed this Virtual Launch Party for the Magic issue!
Our final reader, Emily Greenberg, is the winner of our 2020 Lit Award for fiction with her short story “Delivery”. This story was selected by our judge, Kristen Arnett, and held our readers captivated with Greenberg’s particular flare for world building and craft. Our Fiction Editor, Wendy Wimmer, writes “‘Delivery’ is doing some Ray Bradbury-level world building, but what kept me hooked were the characters. The intensity and longing in this story is palpable and I enjoyed reading the story the first time I read it, but subsequent rereads have allowed me to really appreciate the internal clockwork of what Greenberg has accomplished here.”
We are thrilled to have a chance to share with you this excerpt from “Delivery”! For the complete story and conclusion, find it in the new issue, pages 103-116!
As a special deal highlighting our contributors this month, we are offering 25% off our Magic Issue and Witness Memberships in our online shop when you type their name as a coupon code. $1 from every sale & tip jar donation this month with coupon codes will go to help first responders in the COVID-19 crisis. Add “EMILY” to unlock savings today!
Author Bio: Emily Greenberg’s writing is published or forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Witness Magazine, Chicago Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her story “Delivery” was awarded the 2020 Witness Literary Award in Fiction, judged by Kristen Arnett. She currently lives with her partner and dog in Columbus, Ohio, where she is an MFA Candidate and Distinguished University Fellow at Ohio State.