“And We Inherit Everything” by Brigitte Leschhorn Arrocha
“Blue Whale Challenge” by Christian Butterfield
“Translating” by dm armstrong
The contest was judged by Roxane Gay, who writes of the winning essay, “[ . . . ] we are taken on a lyrical journey about grief, yes, but also the wounds of family and the myths of the people to whom we belong.” Grab a copy of the issue to read the winning essays, and see what Gay says about the runners-up.