Joseph Arzac, JD/MBA '98, is Fiction Finalist for Guild Complex 2013 Prose Awards


The Guild Literary Complex supports divergent and emerging literary voices with our Annual Prose Awards. Every fall we recognize outstanding short fiction and non-fiction from across the State of Illinois and award $250 cash prizes to one outstanding writer in each category. Please join us on October 23, 7:30 pm, at the Chopin Theater, located at 1543 W. Division Street, as we celebrate the authors at a special reading and award event featuring all six finalists.


  • Benjamin Capps for “Pigs, Dogs, and Guns”
  • JH Palmer for “How to Rescue a Feral Cat”
  • Gina P. Vozenilek for “Waxwing”


  • Joseph Arzac for “Legacy”
  • Rebecca Keller for “Short Meals of a Lifetime”
  • Cyn Vargas “That Girl”

The 2013 Prose Awards were judged by Cristina Henríquez (fiction) and Miles Harvey (non-fiction). This year’s Prose Awards is sponsored in part by Wicker Park Bucktown, SSA #33. WPB SSA#33 is administered by the WPB Chamber of Commerce.