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Hendrix Sophomore Wins Short Fiction Contest

CONWAY, Ark. (May 15, 2014) – Hendrix student Emily Hill, a sophomore psychology major and English minor from Little Rock, Ark., recently won the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum’s first short fiction contest for her story “A Fossilized Union.”

The contest was open to undergraduate students at public and private institutions in Arkansas. This year, 44 entries were submitted from 11 institutions across the state.

Naomi Wood of London, England, author of the forthcoming novel "Mrs. Hemingway," was the contest judge. Wood, who teaches creative writing at Goldsmiths University, was a resident scholar at the Library of Congress and was the British Library’s 2012 Eccles Centre Writer in Residence.

The contest’s judge believed that Hill’s story “is an exceptionally inventive short story that both magnifies the significance of our own histories and shrinks these stories in the grander narratives of the cosmos, geology and time.”

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, located in Piggott, Ark. More information can be found at

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