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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 ninth 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
“What Wouldn’t Stay Buried” by Bill Glose

Fiction Honorable Mention
“Over the Rainbow” by Paul Hellweg
“What Was Taken” by Ryan Stovall

Poetry Winner
“Roasting Hatch Chilis” by Sarah Colby

Poetry Honorable Mention
“Tripped Up By Mefloquine” by Ryan Stovall
“Gun Trucking” by Charity Winters

Photography Winner
“CH-53D Ramp Gunner” by Anne Boaden

Photography Honorable Mention
“A Rush to Treatment” by Felicitus Ferington
“Play” by Bree Pye

Interviews Winner
“Hometown Hero: Master Gunnery Sergeant Carroll W. Braxton” by Charleetah Lankford

Interviews Honorable Mention
“Feet of the Messenger & Beyond: A Conversation with Vietnam War Veteran, Poet, and Kansas Native H.C. Palmer” by Thomas G. McGuire
“Will I Ever Sing Again?” by John Hornbeck

Essays Winner
“Going to War” by Troy D. Allan

Essays Honorable Mention
“A War Zone Question” by Rick Fahr Jr.
“Ghosts” by Cody Mower