2017 Judges Announced: Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction

We’re pleased to announce the guest judges in the 2017 Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction, which will award a grand prize of $1,000. As is tradition, our most recent winner is part of the panel. The Hippocampus Magazine staff will narrow down all submissions to five finalists; from there, the guest judges take over.

The submission deadline has been extended from August 31, 2017 to Sept. 17, 2017 ($12 entry fee.)


Meet our Judging Panel

Laurie Jean Cannady

Laurie Jean CannadyLaurie Jean Cannady has published an array of articles and essays on poverty in America, community and domestic violence, and women’s issues. Her memoir, Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul was named one of the best nonfiction books by black authors in 2015 by The Root online magazine. A Kirkus review describes Crave as a “bold, honest, and courageous memoir.”

She serves as a professor of English at Lock Haven University and creative writing faculty in the Wilkes University low-residency Creative Writing Program.





Dina Honour

dina honourDina Honour is an American writer living with her husband and two sons in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work has appeared in Hippocampus, Paste, and Puchnel’s as well as on popular parenting and expatriate media sites. Lately she’s been parked at the intersection of feminism and life where she has been exploring the role of women as storytellers. She dreams of hosting a literary space for women to share their stories, as well as finding a home for her first novel, a coming of age story which pairs adolescence and myth. She writes at Wine and Cheese (Doodles) and @DinaHonour.

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