Carla Vissers, a part-time member of the English faculty at Hope College, has won the fiction prize in "The Florida Review" Editors' Awards for 1999.
Her story, "The Muscle Suit," will appear in the
summer issue of "The Florida Review," which is published at
the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She also
receives a cash prize of $500.
Earlier this year, she won first place in the 1999
"GSU Review Contest" for another short story, "Jesus and the
Land Mammals." Her fiction has appeared in several
journals, including "Mid-American Review" and "Lullwater
Vissers is a 1988 Hope graduate, and received her
MFA in fiction from Western Michigan University in 1998.
She has taught expository writing in the department of
English at Hope since the beginning of the 1998-99 school