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anderson1There are some pretty great things about being the editor of Segullah. Our blog provides interesting conversations nearly every day, and the community of women who participate, as staff members, contributors, and enthusiastic readers, are incredibly smart, thoughtful, and fun. But one of my favorite parts of the job is reading and sharing our contest honorees each spring. AtSegullah, it’s part of our mission to “encourage literary and artistic talent, provoke thought and promote greater understanding and faith among Latter-day Saint women” and I love to see the fruits of our labor in the pieces that these writers have entrusted to us.

Over the last few months, we have been privileged to share the works of painter Paige Crosland Anderson to accompany our featured writing. Anderson calls the above piece “Good Tension to Grow,” and I think it’s a perfect piece to accompany the five creative works we’re honoring this April. Our Creative Nonfiction winner, E.B. Wheeler, writes about physical and spiritual tensions in her recovery from a spinal cord injury in “Imperfect Instruments.” Valerie Owens tackles the growth that comes from the cultural tensions inherent in serving a mission in “Rewritten,” which received an honorable mention. Katherine Cowley’s short story, “Yongrui and the Tree of Life” tackles all kinds of tensions– sickness and healing, faith, and family relationships. Our poetry winner, longtime Segullah contributor Markay Brown, looks at the tensions between transience and permanence in “Ephemeral Wings” and honorable mention “Mathematics of a Curve” looks at the tensions within a girl’s changing body. They are all delights to read, and we’re proud to be publishing them as our contest honorees at Segullah for 2015.

Shelah Mastny Miner
Editor-in-Chief

 

2015 Segullah Awards for Excellence

Creative Nonfiction
Winner: “Imperfect Instruments: A Three-Part Harmony” by E.B. Wheeler
Honorable Mention: “Rewritten” by Valerie Owens

Fiction
Winner: “Yongrui and the Tree of Life” by Katherine Cowley

Poetry
Winner: “Ephemeral Wings” by Markay Brown
Honorable Mention: “Mathematics of a Curve” by Valerie Owens

Coming soon: archived content from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue

Archived Editions

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014, no issue

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

April 2013 — Special Issue: 2013 Contest Winners

March 2013 — Special Issue: Mormonism and Disability

February 2013

high_quality_viewSegullah Volume 10.0 Fall/Winter 2012

“Evolutions”

Featured Artist: Annie Henrie

 

 

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Segullah Volume 9 Spring/Summer 2012

“Justice and Mercy”

Featured Artist: Amanda M. Smith

 

 

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Segullah  Volume 8 .0 “Unfolding” Fall/Winter 2011

Featured artist: Cindy Ferguson

 

 

 

Segullah Volume 7.0 Spring/Summer 2011

“Tetherings”

Featured artists: Angela Bentley Fife, Chelsea Bentley James, Amanda Bentley James

 

 

Segullah Volume 6.0 Fifth Anniversary Issue

“Inside and Outside Marriage”

Featured artist: Maralise Petersen

 

 

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Segullah Volume 5.2 Winter 2009

“Becoming”

Featured artist: Rebecca Wetzel Wagstaff

 

 

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Segullah Volume 5.1 Summer 2009

“Gifts of the Spirit”

Featured artist: Leslie Graff

 

 

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Segullah Volume 4.3 Fall/Winter 2008

“Harvest”

Featured artist:  Lee Bennion

 

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Segullah Volume 4.2 Summer 2008

“Palette of Light”

Featured artist: Sharon Furner

 

 

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Segullah Volume 4.1 Spring 2008

“Roots and Branches”

Featured artists: Cassandra Barney and Emily McPhie

 

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Segullah Volume 3.3 Fall/Winter 2007

“Consecration”

Featured artist: Mandi Mauldin Felici

 

 

 

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Segullah Volume 3.2 Summer 2007

“Patchwork”

Featured artist: Jacqui Larsen

 

 

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Segullah Volume 3.1 Spring 2007

“Tabernacles”

Featured artist: Jamie Wayman

 

 

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Segullah Volume 2.2 Fall 2006

“Cleave Unto Charity”

Featured artist: Rose Datoc Dall

 

 

Segullah Volume 2.1 Spring 2006

“Women Proclaiming the Gospel”

 

 

 

 

Segullah Volume 1.2 Fall 2005

“Corridors of Change”

Featured artist: Claire Ferguson

 

 

Segullah Volume 1.1 Spring 2005

“The Measure of Creation”

Cover art by Victoria Holt

Index of all Authors 2005-present