Categories for 2017 Literary Prize Submissions

Indian Giving

July 6, 2017 3:25 pm Published by

A couple near me was just lamenting the loss of Indian Cove, a restaurant in Hampton Bays, right on the... Read Story

Where I Love

July 5, 2017 9:44 am Published by

Where I Live We returned to the tangle of place called home in 1994 — me, my husband, and our... Read Story

Tit for Tat

June 29, 2017 4:20 pm Published by

Her breasts preceded her. Not metaphorically, or by reputation, but actually. She walked through the door, and they entered the... Read Story

I Do. We will.

June 28, 2017 11:42 am Published by

For ten years, we had been living happily in biblical sin. Neither of us had ever been married. One of... Read Story

X Marks the Spot

June 27, 2017 5:05 pm Published by

“Today is the day.” “Today is the day,” my father exclaimed as he returned from the attic with a compact... Read Story


June 27, 2017 2:10 pm Published by

In the Spring, 2013, I received a call from a long time legal client Donna Z retaining me to represent... Read Story


June 27, 2017 2:09 pm Published by

My favorite sport has always been basketball, as a recreational player and avid fan. In 1977, my wife Michele and... Read Story

test from dennisw

June 27, 2017 1:35 pm Published by

Washington (CNN)Tuesday is another critical day for the Senate health care bill as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President... Read Story

Ode To Paula

June 25, 2017 6:07 pm Published by

On November 11, 2016, one of my closest friends, Paula, died in a fire. Paula was a generational friend —... Read Story

Grey Gardens

June 8, 2017 4:29 pm Published by

East Hampton August 1972 Satiated after lunch at The Royale Fish in Amagansett my husband, Albert, and I set out... Read Story

Boots on Legs

June 2, 2017 8:32 am Published by

“Nude is Rude and Cops Can’t Bare It” read the headline in the Southampton Press. The paper is spread out... Read Story

The Refugee

May 17, 2017 11:12 am Published by

My wife and I clanged our glasses together as we said a quick toast to our friends. We had opened... Read Story

Primitive Society

April 27, 2017 12:38 pm Published by

Where Triton Lane in East Quogue meets Shinnecock Bay, a few local horseshoe crabs happen to be holding their semi-annual... Read Story

Daddy’s Girl

April 25, 2017 4:33 pm Published by

I must have been four. It is one of my earliest recollections. We were very poor. My parents never had... Read Story

UFO Hamptons

April 22, 2017 6:38 pm Published by

Flying saucers…UFOs…ETs…. Few topics are more likely to prompt raised eyebrows or outright derision. But it wasn’t always so. Back... Read Story