Archive for February, 2011

Fifth Annual Solas Awards Winners Announced

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Yep, the judging is over and the news is out. We’ve announced the winners of this year’s Solas Awards. Check out the “Awards page” for all the news. Many thanks to all who participated, and all who enjoy great writing.

Grand Prize Gold Winner: The Memory Bird

Monday, February 28th, 2011

by Carolyn Kraus On a warm and windy July morning, we were headed south on the Partisan Highway out of Minsk, Belarus. Marina, the friend of a Jewish Belarusian expatriate I knew back home in Detroit, was nervous at the wheel of the little twenty-year–old Soviet-built Moskveech she’d just learned to drive, its doors wired […]

Grand Prize Silver Winner: Masha

Monday, February 28th, 2011

by Marcia DeSanctis Two women, one skirt, and an untold story. The first time I met Maria Konstantinovna, she was wearing a black leather skirt. It was Italian, brand new, and it was mine. Masha, as I would come to know her, was a dejournaya in Moscow. Women like her sat on every floor in […]

Grand Prize Bronze Winner: Beneath the Rim

Monday, February 28th, 2011

A Journey Down the Colorado River with Captain John Wesley Powell by Michael Shapiro Our boats are four in number. Three are built of oak, stanch and firm (with) water-tight cabins.… These will buoy the boats should the waves roll them over in rough water. The fourth is made of pine…built for fast rowing.… We […]

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