Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Erica Trabold's Five Plots is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize!

Selected by final judge John D'Agata.

We will publish her book in the fall of 2018.

Book release reading at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

$2,000 prize.

Erica Trabold

Erica Trabold is a Nebraska-born essayist. Her lyric essays appear in The Rumpus, Passages North, The Collagist, South Dakota Review, Seneca Review, Essay Daily, and elsewhere. A graduate of Oregon State University's MFA program and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Erica writes and teaches in Portland, Oregon.

We would also like to acknowledge the following works:



Honorable Mentions

Thanks to everyone who entered! We will begin taking submissions for the next Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize in the summer of 2019.