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Per Contra congratulates the ten winners in the 2007 Per Contra Prize short fiction competition.  We will publish all of the winning entries in the 2007-2008 editorial calendar, beginning with this issue, in which we are publishing the Grand Prize winner.  The remaining nine stories will be published in our summer, fall and winter issues.  We appreciate the time, talent and effort of every writer who submitted stories.

The winners are (In alphabetical order):

Jennifer Anthony - "Palomar"

Jennifer Byrne - "Semi-Permanent Red"

Nadine Darling - "The Circus Life"

Leonard Kress - "Engorged"

Wayne Lewis - "Metaphysics"

John Martin - "Centerpiece"

Daniel Post - "Ratface"

Lorna Smedman - "Cousins TV Repair and Antenna"

Lesley C. Weston - "Happiness Runs" and "Breakfront"


Congratulations to all.  Now, we are proud to present the Grand Prize Winner:


The 2007 Grand Prize Winner in the Per Contra Prize -

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- rent

- food

- bus and subway fares

- my new watch broke

- health insurance

- one month past due on credit card bill

- now I'm out of money




- get new watch

- put kids in better school

- free up time to spend with kids


How will I make enough to get what I need?


There are many different ways to improve your financial situation.  Some are better than others.  Jobs take time away from your family, goals and interests.


Why work 80 hours a week?


Get connected to a funding source for Per Contra and learn how to free up time and money to enjoy your life-


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Per Contra Spring 2007

The Per Contra Prize 2007