The winner of the 2014 Quarterly West novella contest was Nathan Poole. You can now buy his novella, Pathkiller as the Holy Ghost, here.
About Pathkiller as the Holy Ghost, judge Ben Percy writes:
“Pathkiller as the Holy Ghost does not fetishize the past—and so make it feel forged—but instead captures it with naturalism and authenticity that sink the reader back in time. Every page I found myself pausing to marvel at some lovely detail or read again a cleanly hewn sentence. The rough, tender characters came alive for me so completely that I will wonder about them for a long time. This is an impressively talented writer who belongs in the good company of Ron Rash and Philip Meyer.”