Plumer Potter Fiction Awards
Judged by author Asali Solomon
1st Place: Clio Hamilton '22 for Persephone Redux
"This piece is both wildly imaginative and deeply imagined. I really loved the collapsing of time and exploring the contemporary resonance of the myth of Persephone. There were a lot of exquisite images and some great jokes. (What does Hades have on his bookshelf? Jonathan Franzen). The piece mixes terror, humor and great wisdom."
2nd Place: Grace Griego '22 for Robot Girl
"This story’s use of tech jargon to explore what our society demands of girls and women – as well as one girl’s awakening sexuality is clever, moving and inventive. The voice is very compelling."
3rd Place: Maya Kikuchi '20 for Momotaro
"First things last – the ending of this story is truly sublime. It imparts a moment of weird tenderness in a story driven by sleek violence. I also really enjoyed the mix of absurdism and social commentary here."
Honorable Mention: Sagnik Gayen for Nazir
"The narrative voice of this story is extremely compelling and the story has a truly great final paragraph. The story is ambitious in its material and its perspective."