Harriet Goldman

The Curiosa Section

2017 Lilith Fiction Contest: Second Place

J. Rothenburg Used and Rare Books on Fourth Street displayed a yellowing dictionary on a stand in its window alongside some antique maps that looked as if they’d been placed there when Columbus set sail. Charlotte Silver squinted into the shop, one flight down from street level and worlds away from the sunny day outside. She screwed up enough courage to ask the man hunched at the desk—J. Rothenburg, she figured—for books by Havelock Ellis, the scientific sex researcher. The eyebrows on his hangdog face lifted. “You’re not from the Vice Squad, are you?”

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2017 Fiction Contest Winners

The articles in this special section:
“Saint Michel” (detail) by David Barnett, davidbarnettworks.com.

Street of the Deported

Anca L. Szilágyi

2017 Lilith Fiction Contest: First Place

“Mood Swings #2” (detail) by David Barnett, davidbarnettworks.com

The Curiosa Section

Harriet Goldman

2017 Lilith Fiction Contest: Second Place

“Shirley” by David Barnett, davidbarnettworks.com.

Chosen

Gail Marlene Schwartz

2017 Lilith Fiction Contest: Third Place