Issue 44


Including exclusive interviews with Ada Limón, Peter Heller, and Angie Kim,
as well as fiction and poetry by the winners of our National Literary Contest. 
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Rebecca Makkai

Fiction Judge

Issue 44 of Sand Hills features the winners of our National Literary Contest, judged by Rebecca Makkai,  award-winning author of The Great Believers, and Eric Smith, Managing Editor at The Sewanee Review.

“Old Spirits” by Bonnie Proudfoot 

Fiction Winner

“Bruise” by Kevin Griffin

Poetry Winner

Eric Smith

Poetry Judge

For each issue of Sand Hills, the editors choose the “best of” prose and poetry submitted by students at Augusta University. 

The winners in each category were also published in Issue 44 of Sand Hills.

“Ivanpah” by Madison Brown

Best of Student Poetry

“The Hazelnut Lady” by Melvin Hilson

Best of Student Prose

Madison Brown is a junior at Augusta University studying English Literature. She has a special interest in children’s literature and enjoys writing poetry, particularly in form.

Melvin Hilson is from Tennille, Georgia. He is currently a sophomore at Augusta University. He majors in psychology, while minoring in creative writing. He aims to become a therapist but he also aspires to be a writer. He draws inspiration from his attempts to show others the world as he views it. He wants to portray experiences for the world to observe and relate to.

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