Caity Scott Wins Snarl’s 2022 Prose Contest!

Snarl is delighted to announce that Final Judge Jason Baltazar has selected Caity Scott’s short story, “like other girls,” as the winner of Snarl’s inaugural prose contest! Congratulations to all the writers who made it to the finalist round. Here is what Jason had to say about Caity’s winning story:

“‘like other girls’ looms much larger than its page count. From the mythic currents woven through its intensely personal high school drama, to the balancing act of infusing its observations about the very real damage our discourses on gender and sexuality can cause with touches of humor and wonder, I was so thoroughly impressed.

Lev Smyth Wins Snarl’s 2022 Poetry Contest!

Snarl is delighted to announce that Final Judge Diane Glancy has selected Lev Smyth’s poem, “Transgender Blues #1, Summer” as the winner of Snarl’s inaugural poetry contest! Congratulations to all the writers who made it to the finalist round. Here is what Diane had to say about Lev’s winning poem:

“This poem is a journey through the unexpected. It is an inclusion of variables. It moves from the narrative to the associative and back again, keeping the reader in expectation of the next incoming wave. I like the risk-taking of combining subjects. Transgender Blues #1, Summer is a story formed by incongruities. I like the way the poem talks about a subject by talking around it.”

Belated Editor’s Note for Issue #3

The editors of Snarl take seriously the right to bodily autonomy that all people with uteruses deserve. Without establishing an explicit theme for our third issue, we found many of the works in this issue to be in conversation with the fraught state of parenting, pregnancy, and abortion in the US. This note means to both reinforce our commitment to reproductive freedom and provide a few points of action for our readers.

“Slowness” (excerpted), A Short Story by Amrita De from Issue 2

The summer with Avyan had a before and after: before his widowed father came to visit and—afterward. I was an out-of-work graduate student in the sixth year of my doctoral program in Political Science, slicing my life thin and watching the end of a relationship slowly burn out, like a curtain winded by an errant candle.

Snarl’s First Poetry & Prose Contests

We are delighted to announce that Snarl will host our very first Prose and Poetry Contests starting December 1st, 2021. Submissions will close on January 31st, 2022. Any writer residing in the US and who identifies as marginalized, whether due to their economic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, incarceration or immigrant status, or otherContinue reading “Snarl’s First Poetry & Prose Contests”

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