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Margo has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

What the critics are saying:


In "Anointed," the author depicts how her bipolar disorder once manifested as a  heartbreaking obsession with burying roadkill animals, and how she learned to balance compassion with self-care. Norris said of Barnes' essay, "what feels, initially like a bizarre anecdote from an eccentric neighbor evolves into a heart-wrenching offering on the ways a body copes with grief, mental illness, and destructive behavior. 'Anointed' completely stopped me in my tracks, and I am better for having read it." - Winning Writers

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photograph of Margo Barnes
photograph of Margo Barnes