I'm happy to announce I'm the 2nd place winner of Philadelphia Stories' Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction for “How to Make a Baseball Player Cry." Here's what judge Robin Black had to say:
"This powerful response to Roberto Clemente's life and tragic death has an energy to it and a heart as well that carried me through, engaged and moved, tangled in a respectfully revived sadness from many decades ago. A study in the need for and limits on empathy, 'How To Make A Baseball Player Cry' is a lyrical, affecting story that has stayed with me. Beautifully done."
You can read the full story here.