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Announcing the winners of the 2019 Witness Literary Awards

The editors of Witness are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of the first Witness Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry. Poetry judge Hanif Abdurraqib has selected Sophia Stid’s poem “Apophatic Ghazal” as the first-place winner and Renia White’s poem “lump” as the runner-up. Fiction judge Lesley Nneka Arimah has selected...

Witness Launches Annual Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry

The editors of Witness are pleased to announce that we are open for submissions to the first annual Witness Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry. Submissions to our 2019 contest will be open from August 15 through October 1. *Note: Contest deadline has been extended to October 7* One winner in each...