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Edited by James Brubaker

The volume also sponsored a veterans’ writing competition, judged by Dr. Jenny Yang Cropp (author of the poetry collection String Theory, Assistant Professor at Southeast Missouri State University), Justin Dambach (photographer and videographer), Brandon Hobson (Pushcart Prize winner and author of Where the Dead Sit Talking), Dr. Joel P. Rhodes (Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University), and Amanda Woods (Acting Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Services at Southeast Missouri State University). The winners and finalists are spotlighted in the front of the book.

The anthology is the sixth in an annual series published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council’s Veterans Projects.

Winners of the Warriors Anthology Writing Competition:

Fiction Winner
“Thanks for Your Service” by Mark Hennion

Fiction Honorable Mention
“Homage to Shamu” by Matthew Alexander Burrell
“They Wanted Food” by Jason Poudrier

Poetry Winner
“Academy Barracks 5:00am, Tuesday, mid-February” by Ian Tyson

Poetry Honorable Mention
“Army SMART Book: This Page Left Blank Intentionally” by Karen Skolfield
“Dear Wadih Sa’adeh” by Lisa Stice

Photography Winner
“An Education in Fear” by Jarrod L. Taylor

Photography Honorable Mention
“Role Model for a Young Girl (Poland)” by A. Sean Taylor
“Fallujah*009” by Billy Jenkins

Interviews Winner
“Emergency Landings: An Interview with WWII Pilot Irwin A. Stavin” by Bill Glose

Interviews Honorable Mention
“Living In-Between” by Lauren B. Stevens
“The Path” by Charles Jacobson

Essays Winner
“Going Home” by Billy Jenkins

Essays Honorable Mention
Baggage by Charity Winters
“The Reluctant Voyeur” by Doug Elwell