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Edited by James Brubaker

The volume also sponsored a veterans’ writing competition. The winners and finalists are spotlighted in the front of the book.

The anthology is the eighth 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
“Artificial Reef” by Robert Morgan Fisher

Fiction Honorable Mention
“How to Schedule a Nervous Breakdown” by Amie Charney
“Sacrifice and Service” by William Watkins Jr.

Poetry Winner
“What the Bomb Wants” by Bill Glose

Poetry Honorable Mention
“The Blue Angels at Naval Air Station Jacksonville” by Aaron Wallace
“The Watch” by Wes Smith

Photography Winner
“Sugar Rush” by Bree Pye

Photography Honorable Mention
“Day Job” by T.S. Johnson
“Documenting Work on the Saigon River” by James Rifenbar

Interviews Winner
“Keith Eugene Fiscus: A Life of Service” by Billie Holladay Skelley

Essays Winner
“Broken Ribs” by Kristin Otero

Essays Honorable Mention
“Hindrance” by Jessica Granger
“Like You Mean It” by Bree Pye