2017 Sunstone Fiction Contest Winners

Every year, Sunstone sponsors a fiction contest funded by the generosity of an anonymous donor. Today, we’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Sunstone Fiction Contest. 1st Place: “Tower,” by Ryan McIlvain. On the heels of his father’s suicide, an aspiring writer reinterprets a fateful home teaching visit. 2nd Place: “Jesus Christ (Almost) …

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2017 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest Winners

This has been an especially fruitful year for the England Personal Essay Contest. Normally the judges give out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, but this year they gave out three 1st places and three honorable mentions. It’s the first time in the history of the contest that six prizes have been given out. Congratulations to the winners! Sunstone subscribers …

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What Is Struggling to Be Born?

By Carol Lynn Pearson I wrote a little poem, and often I found myself reading it over the phone to women who called me needing to share a heavy burden. LABOR You have come in Like a wounded animal That crawls into a log To die. Now Do not think me Unfeeling. It’s just that …

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“The Dead Are All Around Us”

By Luisa Perkins   He came in through the bathroom window, just like that stupid Beatles song her mother loved. That’s how she knew he was a ghost. That and his teeth. Two years ago, he’d knocked his two front ones out when he tripped on some concrete at a cross-country meet. He’d had to …

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2017 Sunstone Fiction Contest

The Sunstone Education Foundation invites writers to enter its annual fiction contest, made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous donor. All entries must relate to adult Latter-day Saint experience, theology, or worldview. All varieties of form are welcome. RULES 1. Up to three entries may be submitted by any one author. Send manuscript in …

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