New Judges, New Prisoner Narratives



Our Judging panel is complete.

We are pleased to announce our third and forth judges,

A.B.W. and Suvi Mahonen


A.B.W. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English.  Among other jobs he has worked as a boat captain in Maine, a Military Policeman in Germany, a brokerage clerk in Philadelphia and New York, and restaurant owner and bartender in Washington, DC.



Suvi Mahonen is a former journalist now turned freelance writer. Her non-fiction appears in various newspapers and magazines in both Australia and Canada including The Weekend Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and Practical Parenting. Her fiction is widely published in literary journals and anthologies including in The Best Australian Stories 2010 and Griffith Review. A portion of a longer work-in-progress was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. To learn more about her work visit her writing page here:



!Prisoner Narratives is underway!  Starting today, look for posts of the following material for three Sundays:

Sheriff Marty Elliot, Danville Kentucky: “Deal with your demons, or they will deal with you”

Jenean interviews Marty Elliot, a Kentucky Sheriff, who speaks on
-the psychology of repeat offenders
-suicide in the law-enforcement community
-and his theory that Politicians should ride-along on Inner City drug beats

Daughenbaugh’s Not Dying: “noise is almost non-stop and there’s no privacy”

-Jenean interviews Rob Daughenbaugh, an ex-convict who served 28 years for murder, who speaks on,
-4-5 bars of soap a month
-banks fees on in-prison accounts less than 400$
-and playwriting and computers in prisons


-Rob Daughenbaugh’s one page play, dealing with issues of delusion and reality



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