Watertown resident Kathleen Spivak’s short story Moths, was chosen from around 900 entries as the winner of the 12th annual Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest.
According to the magazine, Moths is a riveting account of a woman who clashes with her husband over the future of their special needs child.
Spivack’s winning story was published online in the December issue of Gemini and she received a $1,000 award.
A blind selection process is used in Gemini’s contest in which the judges do not see the authors’ names until the winning pieces are chosen. The award is a group decision where the editor, David Bright, and volunteer readers narrow down the list and then vote on the stories on the shortlist.
Spivack has written 12 books, including the novel Unspeakable Things (Alfred A. Knopf); a memoir, With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz & Others (University Press of New England); and a poetry chapbook, A History of Yearning (winner of the Sow’s Ear Chapbook Contest).
Gemini Magazine, founded in Onset in 2009, is an international journal of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Work from Gemini has appeared in Best of the Net, and The Best Small Fictions.
Read Moths by clicking here.