We are proud to announce that Lori Rader Day ('09), our sassy alumna pictured above, was recently chosen as the grand prize winner for Good Housekeeping's 2010 Short Story Contest, judged by Jodi Picoult (of My Sister's Keeper fame). The contest was announced last summer, and over 5,000 writers applied--but Lori brought home the prize. And even more exciting is the fact that Good Housekeeping has more than 25 million readers every month.
About the win, Lori said, "I was most excited to see what Jodi Picoult said about my story, and now I want a tattoo that quotes her." So, if you happen to run into Lori in a Chicago tattoo parlor, don't be surprised to read these words running up her forearm: The links between parents and children--and the lengths we go to to preserve them--serve as a beautiful thread tying together Day's masterful piece (Jodi Picoult).
You can snatch up a copy and read the prize-winning story, "Layers of Love," for yourself on page 199 of the May issue--but hurry, the issue is only on the shelves until May 8!