MFA BLAST: Amanda Jo Runyon Awarded Gurney Norman Prose Prize

Amanda Jo Runyon (Fiction, 2017) has been awarded the 2016 Gurney Norman Prose Prize from Kudzu Literary Magazine for her story, "Parasite." The prize comes with a $100 honorarium. Congrats, Amanda!

Amanda Jo Runyon is a mother, writer, and instructor living in Pike County, Kentucky. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals such as The Louisville Review, Still: The Journal, Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel, and Kudzu, as well as Seeking Its Own Level, volume 4 of the Motif Anthology series. Amanda's fiction has been supported by a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She also serves as co-editor of the literary journal The Pikeville Review.