Our theme for January is “Uncertainty.” Our judge will be Ann Thornfield-Long, assisted by Karen Phillips and Kelly Hanwright. Annie is a co-author of Tennessee Women of Vision and Courage (Crawford and Smiley, 2013), and she has published in Riddled with Arrows, Artemis Journal, Ekphrastic Review, American Diversity Report, and other publications. She won The Patricia Boatner Fiction Award, the Cleva Bone and Carol Oen Awards for Poetry and Nonfiction, and has nominations for The Pushcart Prize. She was the Editor Publisher of a small weekly newspaper for over six years and worked as a nurse and first responder. She loves kids, cats, lilacs and The Office reruns.