And we are extremely proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 Essay Competition, Megan Baxter of Traveler’s Rest, SC, had her essay collection critiqued during the 20th anniversary celebration of the festival the Faulkner Society created in 1997, Words & Music.
The result? The collection has been purchased for fast-track publication by Texas Review Press, whose managing editor, Kim Davis was among critiquing editors invited last year. Congratulations, Megan! And kudos to Kim Davis for recognizing talent when she sees it. Texas Review Press also is the publisher of the new Louisiana Poet Laureate Jack Bedell and author/editor Johnnie Bernhard, a Faulkner Society member, who has been a finalist and a runner-up in the annual Faulkner-Wisdom Competition.