Here are the submissions to our first Literary Review
Congratulations to the authors whose submissions appear in our first Literary Review Excellence in Writing
For excellence in the Fiction category:
Robert S. Mueller
Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME I
This report is submitted to the Attorney General pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c), which states that, "[a]t the conclusion of the Special Counsel's work, he ... shall provide the Attorney General a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions [the Special Counsel] reached."
The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion. Evidence ofRussian government operations began to surface in mid-2016. In June, the Democratic National Committee and its cyber response team publicly announced that Russian hackers had compromised its computer network. Releases of hacked materials-hacks that public reporting soon attributed to the Russian government-began that same month. Additional releases followed in July through the organization WikiLeaks, with further releases in October and November.
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For excellence in the Poetry category:
On Sturminster Foot-bridge
Reticulations creep upon the slack stream's face
When the wind skims irritably past,
The current clucks smartly into each hollow place
That years of flood have scrabbled in the pier's sodden base;
The floating-lily leaves rot fast.
On a roof stand the swallows ranged in wistful waiting rows,
Till they arrow off and drop like stones
Among the eyot-withies at whose foot the river flows;
And beneath the roof is she who in the dark world shows
As a lattice-gleam when midnight moans.
For excellence in Flash Fiction & Memoir
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Hear the story in the author's own words:
For excellence in Nonfiction:
Jim Gibbons’ writing career started his junior year in high school when he made the wrestling team, but noticed his school newspaper didn’t cover the team’s recent victories. He complained to the editor, who countered, “Do you wanna do it?” Gibbons did it, and became sports editor the following year.
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