The Fiction Contest Judges

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Dennis Loy Johnson is a short-story writer whose work has appeared in literary journals such as Ploughshares, the New England Review, the Georgia Review and Story magazine, and in anthologies such as the Pushcart Prize series and Algonquin's New Stories From The South. He writes a weekly column called "MobyLives" about books and writers. It appears in newspapers and is posted online at He has also taught journalism at Allegheny College and fiction writing at the University of Iowa, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Susan Hubbard's second book, Blue Money, received the Janet Heidinger Kakfa Prize for best book of prose published in 1999 by an American woman. Her first book, Walking on Ice, won the Associated Writing Programs' Prize for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, The Mississippi Review, The North American Review, America West, Kalliope, Ploughshares and other journals. She is coeditor of 100% Pure Florida Fiction, an anthology published in 2000 by University Press of Florida. Hubbard serves as Vice President of Associated Writing Programs and is currently an associate professor of English at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Peter Meinke's most recent book is Zinc Fingers, in the Pitt Poetry Series. His collection of stories, The Piano Tuner, won the 1986 Flannery O'Connor Award. He lives in St. Petersburg and will be Distinguished Writer in Residence at Convers College in Spartanburg, S.C., in 2002.

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