Announcing the Authors in the 2021 UP Reader

Announcing the Authors in the 2021 UP Reader

This year’s UP Reader jury chose the following authors and submissions for 2021:

  • Barbara Bartell, “Your Obit”
  • Don Bodey, “Deal Me Out” and “How to Hunt Fox Squirrels”
  • Craig Brockman, “The Fairy in the Berry Can”
  • Stephanie Brule, “The Walk”
  • Larry Buege, story, “A.S.S. for State Slug”
  • Tricia Carr, “A Matter of Time”
  • Ann Dallman, “A Little Magic”
  • Deborah Frontiera, “The Lunch Kit”
  • Elizabeth Fust, “Alphabet Soup”
  • Charles Hand, “A Night to Remember”
  • Kathy Johnson, “Feeling Important”
  • Sharron Kennedy, “Blew: Incarnation” and “Thomas: Fortitude”
  • Chris Kent, “Spearing Shack”            and “Death So Close”
  • Tamara Lauder, “Right Judgement” and “That Morning”
  • Teresa Locknane, “My Scrap Bag”
  • Ellen Lord, “Another Covid Dream” and “Guillotine Dream”
  • Becky Ross Michael, “Sumac Summer”
  • Hilton Moore, “Requiem for Ernie” and “A Dog Named Bunny”
  • Gretchen Preston, “Old Book”
  • Donna Searight Simons and Frank Searight, “Calamity at the Devil’s Washtub”
  • kilgore splake, “upper peninsula peace” and “holy, holy, holy”
  • Ninie G. Syarakin, “A Luxury by the Michigamme River” and “Morning Moon above Norway”
  • Tyler Tychelaar, “A Poetic Grief Diary”
  • Donna Winters, “My First Kayak Trip”


  • transcript of Victor Volkman’s Interview with Karen Dione
  • transcript of T. Marie Bertineau’s presentation “Memoir as Healing”

AND: Winners of the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest

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