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.