2015 Best Prize Winner

It brings us great pleasure to announce that Ginger Ko has selected ismael luna's leave anything as the winner of The 2015 Best Prize. ismael is transgender and queer and mixed and latinx and an immigrant (it's complicated). and incoherent. Follow them on Twitter at @ay_me_cago.

leave anything is a sprawling, gorgeous chapbook that confronts white supremacy and colonization while calling on its readers to invent their own safer futures. You can read an except here.


  • Blackfish, Fisayo Adeyeye (forthcoming from Nomadic Press
  • The First Forty Lovers, Luling Osofsky
  • THUGBAIT, Khalym Burke-Thomas
  • The Lucky Daughter, Mariama J. Lockington
  • The Lady of Civilization, Vanessa Jimenez Gabb
  • The Animals, Cassandra de Alba
  • Chamomile Grenade, Sophia Terazawa
  • Up North It Begins To Snow, Chanice Hughes-Greenberg
  • A Chorus for Cotton, Le Hinton

Notable Manuscripts Accepted Elsewhere

We'll be announcing our next Best Prize reading period in the coming months.

Mark Cugini