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"Forms of Address" Contest Winners

In The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power—a Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction—author Deirdre Mask examines the ways in which street addresses provide for ongoing race, class, and other divisions. Relatedly, “forms of address” denote guidelines for how to address properly government officials and professional persons, and religious dignitaries and royal figures, among others, in spoken greetings and written documents. Inspired by the range of styles, occasions, and categories “forms of address” encompass, enter your best writing in which someone (or something) addresses someone or something else in ways that signal and/or unsettle hierarchical attitudes, ideas, and assumptions.


Grand Prize: Jack Ouligian, "Out of the Woods"

Honorable Mention: Sarah Estime, "Appeals"

Honorable Mention: Brooks West, "White Walls"