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Bear Deluxe #34: the Town & Country issue
The Bear Deluxe’s special Town & Country issue is on the streets around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Email us for ideas on where to find #34 or to have a copy mailed to you.
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Congratulations 2012 Doug Fir Fiction Award winners!
This year’s contest was judged by Author Brian Doyle. First place was awarded to David M. Armstrong of Las Vegas, Nevada for his story “A Different-Sized Us.” Honorable mention goes to Bridget Brewer of Portland, Oregon for “The Hungry Tide.” Contest finalists are Andres Augustine Carlstein for “The Lindbergh Baby” and Jorge Cino for “In Passing.”
We are pleased to present to David a residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and a $1,000 award. “A Different-Sized Us,” will be published in the Summer 2013 issue of The Bear Deluxe.
The 2013-14 Doug Fir Fiction Award judge is Lidia Yuknavitch, the author of the award-winning memoir, The Chronology of Water, the novel, Dora: A Headcase, and three works of short fiction: Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to Reel, as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence.
The Doug Fir Fiction Award welcomes submissions of short fiction (5,000 words or less) focused on the environment or sense of place. Submissions for the 2013-14 contest open on June 1, 2013. Check back for submission details.
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