We’re proud to announce the fifth winner of the Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award. The award is given out biannually in honor of Amanda Davis, a brilliant writer and friend to McSweeney’s who tragically passed away at the age of 32. The award goes to a young woman writer who needs more time and resources to complete a book in progress, while also embodying Amanda’s spirit.

This year’s winner is Rachel B. Glaser of Northampton, Massachusetts. Rachel is the author of the new poetry book MOODS (Factory Hollow Press, 2013) and the story collection Pee On Water (Publishing Genius Press, 2010). She is currently working on her first novel.

Thank you to all of the brave writers who submitted their work. There were many great submissions, and all of them allow us to honor Amanda Davis with this award. Congratulations, again, to Rachel B. Glaser!