Categories for 2015 Emerging Writers Prize Submissions

Tesla’s Tower

April 5, 2016 2:12 pm Published by

Welcome to Tesla st. Shoreham, NY. For the longest time, this one small street was the only evidence to state... Read Story

The Vines of Worry

April 5, 2016 2:12 pm Published by

I venture out to Long Island’s parks regularly, taking hikes on paths of gravel, dirt, leaves, and pine needles. I... Read Story

The Field

April 5, 2016 2:12 pm Published by

Like the Statue of Liberty, the Bunny Castle welcomes me to the land that I love. Used for aircraft navigation... Read Story

The Osprey’s Fish

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

When I finally decided to accept the offer of admission from the tiny creative writing program in Southampton, New York—which... Read Story

A New Glow

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

Ever since life appeared on Earth, the sunset marked the day’s end. No light, no work, but humans figured out... Read Story

Amado

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

I used to play softball up at Maidstone Park with an eclectic group of men ranging in age from 20... Read Story

Sun, Sea, and Sound

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

You now understand why Shakespeare compared love to a summer’s day—because nothing in this world is truly more lovely, or... Read Story

Beach

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

Imagine a beach, the exotic kind in Costa Rica or the Bahamas. It’s always warm, every day of the year.... Read Story

Life of A Local

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

When most people hear the words “The Hamptons”, they immediately think of summer, the beach, parties, the expensive pricing of... Read Story

Grown Ups

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

One of my most vivid Shelter Island High School memories was this one time my classmates offered me a ride... Read Story

Kayaking Nightmare

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

Each summer, I help teach kids how to write poetry at a camp on Shelter Island, New York. In this... Read Story

My Little Paradise

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

Throughout the years I have noticed how we all long for more, but that longing does not always fulfil us.... Read Story

Plant Matter

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

The thing most instantly striking as I was dropped, alone, along the overgrown field’s perimeter, was the absolute and unmitigated... Read Story

The Montauk March

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

You need a car to do Montauk. It’s nine in the morning and Andy’s train will arrive any second. I... Read Story

Warfield Way

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

Every summer before the house was sold, my mother’s side of the family would venture out east to Southampton, where... Read Story

Hereabouts

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

Gambrel. That’s what it’s called. I would have never come to it in all my inflamed pre-dawn graduation party ramblings... Read Story

Pizza On Me

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

Little rays of the hot July sun slipped lazily through the cracks of the blinds. I brought my fists up... Read Story

In My Place

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

The French have a term they use called mise en place, which loosely translates to “put in place”. It’s one... Read Story

Sandy Roots

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

A clearing along the mountain trail emerges to reveal an open ledge, and I cannot help but briefly stop to... Read Story

Passengers

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

My first trip to the East End began at a bus stop during the early morning, far north near the... Read Story

Busman’s Holiday

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

Most summer mornings I commute from Bridgehampton to East via the twenty-seven. On the outskirts of East Hampton, by the... Read Story

The Bay

April 5, 2016 2:11 pm Published by

The wind whips my hair, smelling of salt and seaweed. The car bounces, then splashes through a puddle, spraying my... Read Story

Coming Home

April 5, 2016 2:05 pm Published by

“Mom, after I graduate college, I want us to live on Shelter,” I said, turning Beyonce’s latest hit up, as... Read Story

Back to the Shore

April 5, 2016 2:05 pm Published by

“See that? The wave action that results from water hitting there erodes so much sand as to disrupt the major... Read Story

The Golden Days

April 5, 2016 2:04 pm Published by

I once knew of very few things, but of those things I was sure. I knew that night was the... Read Story

A Night on the Town

April 5, 2016 2:03 pm Published by

Like a driving storm, thousands of people descend upon the east end for the Fourth of July, causing the beaches,... Read Story

My East End Home

August 15, 2015 11:58 pm Published by

I never had a house in the Hamptons. Nor have I ever resided in Riverhead. I don’t have a manor... Read Story

Night Vision

August 15, 2015 10:47 pm Published by

All is stillness and silence when you step onto the beach. Until you stop and watch and listen. Then everything... Read Story

What Sandy Gave us

August 15, 2015 9:48 pm Published by

It was like this when the storm came. The birds evaporated into nothing. They had an aerial view of the... Read Story

Gone Clamming

August 15, 2015 8:16 pm Published by

It was mid-afternoon; the sweltering sun made Three Mile’s shallow green waters iridescent, creating twinkles so tremendous it seemed as... Read Story

Captain Fred E. Bird

August 14, 2015 10:08 pm Published by

This piece is dedicated to Captain Fred E. Bird and his family. This story goes back to the childhood of... Read Story

Wish Upon a Dandelion

August 14, 2015 12:31 pm Published by

Growing up on the eastern end of Long Island, people automatically assume I’m a spoiled brat. While I certainly wouldn’t... Read Story

Welcome Home

August 14, 2015 10:59 am Published by

There I was unpacking 2 months of dirty laundry and dumping it on my bedroom floor.  I was anxious to... Read Story

On Shores

July 29, 2015 2:21 pm Published by

Perhaps this is your first time bringing a friend home from college, and it didn’t take much urging: Southampton Shores,... Read Story

A Hardware Story

June 7, 2015 12:17 pm Published by

The Orlowski True Value Hardware Company, where I’ve worked since the 9th grade, has stood on Love Lane, Mattituck’s main... Read Story