Meet one of our judges for our Spring Writing Contest!

Our Spring Writing Contest is almost here! We’d like to introduce another of our judges, Cynthia Young, who will be our Final Judge for poetry this year.

Cynthia Robinson Young is an Adjunct Professor of Poetry at Covenant College. While earning her graduate degree in English at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, she served as the 2020 Poetry Editor for the graduate journal, Catalpa: a magazine of Southern Perspectives. She is the author of a chapbook, Migration (Finishing Line Press, 2018), for which she was named Finalist in the 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Award in her category, and in 2020, served as their Poetry judge. Cynthia has been a member of the Chattanooga Writers for many years, participating in one of the poetry critique groups since 2015. As judge for this year’s contest, she will be looking for an emotional connection that helps the reader see the familiar in a surprising way. Her poetry, essays, and short stories can be found in journals and magazines including Grist, The Writer’s Chronicle, the Ekphrastic Review, Sixfold summer 2016, The Amistad, and forthcoming in the anthology, Dreams for a Broken World.

Thank you for helping make this contest a success, Cynthia!

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