Prime Number Magazine
is a publication of
PO Box 30314,
Winston-Salem NC 27130
Welcome to Issue No. 79 of Prime Number:
A Journal of Distinctive Poetry & Prose
Letter from the Editor
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.
SHORT STORY (Judged by Rebecca Makkai)
The First Circle
NONFICTION (Judged by Sarah Einstein)
They Will Feed the Rest of Village With Our Leftovers
POETRY (Judged by Alan Michael Parker)
May Day, West Berlin, 1971
Table of Contents, Prime Number Magazine
Issue 79, October 2015
The 2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards
Prime Number Magazine is a publication of Press 53, PO Box 30314, Winston-Salem, NC 27130
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