SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Association for Mormon Letters (AML) is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Irreantum fiction contest.   The judges considered 57 entries, and four cash prizes as well as three honorable mentions have been awarded.

First place ($250) went to “Light of the New Day,” by Darin Cozzens of Dobson, North Carolina; second place ($175) was awarded to “Fish Hut,” by Paul Rawlins of Salt Lake City, Utah; and in a tie for third place ($100 each), awards were given to “Scattered,” by Katherine Woodbury of Portland, Maine, and “Deviations,” by Laura McCune-Poplin of Malden, Massachusetts.

Honorable mentions were given to “Gypsy Holiday,” by Kristen Carson of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; “Two Things,” by Russ Beck of Logan, Utah; and “Speculations:  Trees,” by William Morris of Oakland, California.

Winning entries will be published in the Spring 2007 issue of Irreantum magazine, the AML’s literary journal.   Next year’s fiction contest will be announced in early 2007.  With no official connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Irreantum and the Irreantum fiction contest are supported by a grant from the Utah Arts Council.   For more information about the AML and Irreantum, visit www.aml-online.org.