Prime Number Magazine
is a publication of 
Press 53
PO Box 30314,
Winston-Salem NC 27130

ISSN 2160-4207
Welcome to Issue No. 79 of Prime Number: 
A Journal of Distinctive Poetry & Prose
Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers,

We are excited to present the winners of our second annual Prime Number Magazine Awards! First Place winners in each category receive $1000 and Second Place winners receive $250.

We hope you will enjoy these outstanding prize-winning poems, essays, and stories.

Thank you very much to our three judges: Alan Michael Parker (Poetry), Rebecca Makkai (Short Story), and Sarah Einstein (Nonfiction).

You may have noticed that we are currently closed to submissions. That is because the magazine is undergoing some exciting changes. Look for an announcement coming soon about our future! (Hint: we're not going away.)

One more thing: Prime Number Magazine is published by Press 53, a terrific small press helping to keep literature alive. Please support independent presses and bookstores. And speaking of our publisher, note also that our cover this month is from page 79 of Susan Jackson Rodgers's book, Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle Six, published by Press 53.

Clifford Garstang
SHORT STORY (Judged by Rebecca Makkai)

First Place
Amy Wissekerke

Second Place
Denise Smith Cline
Plow Under

Third Place
Emily Jones
The First Circle

NONFICTION (Judged by Sarah Einstein)

First Place
Anjali Enjeti

Second Place
Jocelyn Pihlaja
Family, Edited

Third Place
Vanessa Nirode
They Will Feed the Rest of Village With Our Leftovers

POETRY (Judged by Alan Michael Parker)

First Place
Susanna Lang

Second Place
Edward McManis
The Bridge

Third Place
Bill Griffin
May Day, West Berlin, 1971

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Issue 79, October 2015
Table of Contents, Prime Number Magazine
Issue 79, October 2015
The 2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards

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