The William Van Wert Award

The William Van Wert Award is given yearly for a short story or novel excerpt, and beginning with our inaugural issue of The Hidden River Review of Arts & Letters publication will be added to the monetary award of $1,000. The next deadline for submission is June 30, 2019. Guidelines can be found here.

We are happy to name Christopher Harris of Bexleyheath, Kent in the UK as our 2018 winner for his short story, “The Pier”.

We would also like to thank each and every writer who shared their work with us. We wish you all the best of great good fortune with your writing careers, and send our deepest affection and best wishes to you all.

The semi-finalists, finalists and winner of our 2018 award are listed as follows:

Semi-Finalists

Bowen, Barbara, Colorado Springs, Colorado, “No Job Too Small”
Costello, James, Forest Knolls, California, “The Gordian Knot”
De Bethune, Mia, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, “Burying Lizzie”
Greer, L. Edwin, New York, New York, “Walking on Thunder,” excerpt
Harris, Christopher, Bexleyheath, Kent, United Kingdom, “The Pier”
Hunter, Sandra, Simi Valley, California, “What to Let Fall”
Kaplan, Barry Jay, Woodstock, New York, “Little Boy Lost”
Koenigsdorg, Jill, Sonoma, California, “The Eel”
Moylan, Christopher, Centerport, New York, “The Man With Gifts”
Sorokowski, Andrew, N. Bethesda, Maryland, “Our People Never Lie”
Temple, Robert, Homosassa, Florida, “The God Dog”
Tree, Matthew, Barcelona, Spain, “Beside the Seaside”
Tree, Matthew, Barcelona, Spain, “Love, Love, Love”
Worsham, Sandra, Milledgeville, Georgia, “The Vacuum Cleaner”

Finalists

De Bethune, Mia, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, “Burying Lizzie”
Harris, Christopher, Bexleyheath, Kent, United Kingdom, “The Pier”
Koenigsdorg, Jill, Sonoma, California, “The Eel”
Pope, Robert, Akron, Ohio, “Mutt and Jeff”
Sorokowski, Andrew, N. Bethesda, Maryland, “Our People Never Lie”
Worsham, Sandra, Milledgeville, Georgia, “The Vacuum Cleaner”

Winner

Harris, Christopher, Bexleyheath, Kent, United Kingdom, “The Pier”

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