• Issue 45

    Cinelle Barnes

    Prose Judge

    Issue 45 of Sand Hills features the winners of our National Literary Contest, judged by Cinelle Barnes, author of Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir (Little A, 2018) and Malaya: Essays On Freedom (Little A, 2019), and Erin Adair-Hodges, visiting assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Toledo and is the co-creator and curator of The Bad Mouth Reading Series.

    “The Size of Lakes” by Emily Standlee

    Prose Winner

    “Shadows Only Touch the Feet” 

    By A. Rabaduex

    Poetry Winner

    Erin Adair-Hodges

    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 45 of Sand Hills.

    “Eucalyptus Blooming” by Ashton Pawl 

    Best of Student Art

    “Red Bird” by Grace Cornelison

    Best of Student Prose

    Ashton Maya Pawl often goes by Ashton Maya, is a senior at Augusta University. She uses a mix of inspirations ranging from plants and the natural world to the abstract and avante-garde movements, to express meaning behind her methodology. Her aim in her work is to show her relationship with natural sciences and phenomenology, as well as use art as a therapeutic exploration.

    Grace Cornelison is an English Major finishing her degree at Augusta University. Grace works in Behavioral Health and is passionate about animal rescue. 

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