Fiction Contest judges 


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Connie May Fowler

Connie May Fowler is a novelist, memoirist and screenwriter. Her most recent work, The Problem with Murmur Lee, was published by Doubleday in January 2005. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, including the award-winning Remembering Blue and Before Women Had Wings, which Fowler adapted into an Emmy Award-winning TV film for Oprah Winfrey. Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and her essays have been published in the New York Times, London Times, International Herald Tribune, Oxford American and elsewhere. Her seventh book, This Experiment I Call My Life, is due out by Doubleday in 2007. Fowler is a creative writing professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

Alice Lovelace

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Alice Lovelace is an Atlanta poet, playwright, nonfiction author and essayist. She performs her spoken-word "autobiographical myths" in venues from New York City to Washington state. She is co-editor of the column "Art Changes" at In Motion Magazine ( and a contributing writer to the Community Arts Network (, a web portal that considers community-based art in its social and political context. Recent publications include poetry and music CDs This Is for Family and The UnCivil War, an essay in The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Pubic Arena from Critical Press, and poetry in Drumvoices, Volume 9 and Drumvoices Revue, Volume 11 from Southern Illinois University Press. Lovelace, who has a master of arts degree in conflict resolution from Antioch University, is a community arts consultant.

Michael Mejia

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Michael Mejia was recently awarded a 2006 Literature Fellowship in Prose from the National Endowment of the Arts. His novel Forgetfulness was published by Fiction Collective 2 in 2005, and his fiction, nonfiction and reviews have appeared in Denver Quarterly, 3rd bed, Quarterly West, New Orleans Review and Pleiades, among other journals. He teaches creative writing at Berry College in Rome, Ga.



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