Congrats, Ooligan Winners!

Announcing the Winners of the Ooligan Press Short Story Contest!

The "Hidden Self" short story contest, sponsored by Portland State University's Publishing Program and Ooligan Press, drew excellent entries from throughout the Portland State community. After careful reading and a painstaking selection process, Ooligan's editors have chosen the four stories that best exemplify originality, reader appeal, and writer's craft.

The winners are:

"Secondhand," by Blythe Butler (PSU MA in nonfiction program)

In a small Montana town, a doctor struggles to overcome a nameless fear and reunite with his family.

"On the Night Vinnie Phalen Nearly Did the Worm," by Dave Devine (PSU MA in fiction program)

Do the worm, get the girl.
"The dance floor was a star collapsing...She caught his eye and raised an eyebrow at the open floor -- Let's see what you've got."

"Marry Me, Life," by Kristin Thiel (PSU MS in publishing program)

Come one, come all, the librarian is throwing a bibliothèque discothèque. Join the celebration and get whisked away in the magic of her fairy tale.

"The Hidden Self," by Jay Evans (PSU MS in publishing program)

Does your past define you? Evan returns to college and must decide what to reveal and what to hide.

The stories are now available online via the new Ooligan Press Web site. Enjoy!

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