Jump-Off Winners Announced

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Our Jump-Off contest was enthusiastically received. We’re happy about that. We’d like to thank all who put in the time and thought to enter.

We had asked entrants to submit a short work using as a jump-off point one sentence or sentence fragment from Sam Lipsyte’s novel The Ask.  We got many compelling and varied stories that gave the words of Sam Lipsyte good and virgin context. From this fruitful lot four stories have been selected to be read on stage at A Night Together (our amazing event tomorrow night!) the same stage on which Sam Lipsyte himself will be reading.

And the four winning writers are:

Snowden Wright

Shya Scanlon

Maureen Miller

Lincoln Michel


Congratulations to our contest winners. Don’t miss the show.

*Weather.com has it at 73 degrees and still sunny at 6:00pm.


Rozalia Jovanovic is a founding editor of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art. She is the Deputy Editor of Flavorpill and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Unsaid, The Believer, Everyday Genius, Guernica, elimae, and Esquire.com. She blogs at The Astonishing Egg and is The Rumpus New York Editor. More from this author →