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© 2016 Inscape Magazine The literary journal at Washburn University est. 1972

Inscape, a literary magazine featuring quality works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art, is compiled and edited at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. It likes to take risks.

For those of you interested in submitting Art or Writing, please view the submissions page for guidelines as well as the FAQ page for commonly asked questions about the submission process.

Every year, Inscape designates the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Art to receive our Editors Choice Award. To check out the winning works, head over to the Washburn University Book Store where you can buy the issues from 2009 and forward. Here is a list of the past award recipients.

2015 Winners
Fiction: "High Cotton," Brad Cobb
Nonfiction: "Detroit Golden Glove," Olaf Kroneman
Poetry: "What is the Grass?" Anna Paret
Art: "Nightshot," Verdell Haws

2014 Winners
Fiction: "Pebbles," Maria D'Alessandro
Nonfiction: "Bequest," Brian Allen
Poetry: "Summer in Apartment 62C," Tayler Klein
Art: "God Blessed the Scarlet of Innocence," Daria Renata Jaworska

2013 Winners
Fiction: "Blind Lucia, Her Eyes in an Ice Tray," Max Vande Vaarst
Nonfiction: "Against Masculinity," Dennis Etzel Jr.
Poetry: "Geocentric," Laura Walker
Art: "Night at Metal Shop 3," Chris Hancock

2012 Winners
Fiction: "All the Time in the World" (Charles Wray, KS)
Nonfiction: "At the Window" (Tanner Ballengee, KS)
Poetry: "Hospice" (Sereen Sultana, MD)
Art: "Composition 7" (Hall Jameson, MT)

2011 Winners:
Fiction: "One Night in December" (Elizabeth Kraushar, KS)
Nonfiction: "The Hand Under the Pillow" (Craig Parker, IN)
Poetry: "Love, Awakened" (David Wiens, KS)
Art: "Humanity" (Clint Carney, CA)

2010 Winners
Fiction: "Sixteen in the Badlands" (Dorothy Mack, OR)
Nonfiction: "In Search Of" (Christi Krug, WA)
Poetry: "Killer Rat" (William Keener, CA)
Art: "Koi Pond" (Rebecca Shield, KS)