Without Apology

In 1944, Judith Carpenter is 16 and has just been separated from her best friend and sent to live with a distant cousin in Hove, England. There, two things gradually dawn on her: 1) her distant cousin is married to Lord Alfred Douglas, of Wilde trial fame, and 2) all the poetry in the world might not be enough to understand the way she feels about the friend she left behind.

Script Excerpt
Starring Roles For:
16-Year old English girl
an older Jude Law or a younger Ian McKellen
In the Vein Of:
Little Women (2019)
Mr. Holmes
The Happy Prince
Author Bio:
Jackie Hedeman holds a BA from Princeton University and an MFA from The Ohio State University. She was a 2018 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Retreat Fellow, a 2019 Artist INC Live Lawrence fellow, and has been a resident writer at Sundress Academy for the Arts. Jackie is a 2019-2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident.

Molly Olguín holds a BA in English from Williams College and an MFA in Fiction from The Ohio State University. Her short stories have appeared in Redivider, Fugue, The Normal School, River Styx, Quarterly West, Betwixt, and others.

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Contest Results:
Diverse Voices (Finalist) [2019]
Fresh Voices Feature (Honorable Mention) [2020]