Fiction Collective Two is an author-run, not-for-profit publisher of artistically adventurous,
non-traditional fiction.

FC2 Flash ReadinG:
Offsite, AWP Tampa

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Foundation Coffee, 1607 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Please join us at Foundation Coffee for an evening of fiction, refreshments, and innovation. The event will feature flash readings by recently published authors of Fiction Collective Two. Featured readers include: Sarah Blackman, George Choundas, Jennifer Natalya Fink, Michael Mejia, Vi Khi Nao, Aimee Parkison, Hilary Plum, and Steve Tomasula.

We'll also be at the Conference Book Fair -- Table #1509!

George Choundas,
Author Spotlight

George Choundas's collection, The Making Sense of Things, is now available! Choundas is a former FBI agent, winner of the Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize and the New Millennium Fiction Prize, and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee with work in over fifty publications, including The Best Small Fictions 2015Alaska Quarterly ReviewBoulevardHarvard ReviewThe Southern Review, and Subtropics. His fiction has been shortlisted for the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, the St. Lawrence Book Award for Fiction, and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. 

Read a story from The Making Sense of Things, "How Hector Vanquished the Greeks", at Harvard Review Online.

"The Wonder of Light Rail" in Punchnel's.

"The Old Hok Wisdom" in the Kenyon Review.

And two essays: "Dead Now" in Boulevard, and "My Muse Is Gaffay" in Passages North's "Writers on Writing."

Jennifer Natalya Fink,
Author Spotlight

Jennifer Natalya Fink's Doctorow winning novel, Bhopal Dance, is one of our new Spring 2018 titles! Pick up your copy of Bhopal Dance here! Fink is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, including the Dana Award-winning The Mikvah Queen. She is an associate professor at Georgetown University and founder of The Gorilla Press, a nonprofit promoting youth literacy through bookmaking.

Read an interview about Bhopal Dance here.

Fink discusses culture creators and culture consumers with Chalk and Table.

Read "Autismutha" at MUTHA Magazine.

Read "The Remote Everyday" at CSPA Quarterly.

Michael Mejia,
Author Spotlight

Michael Mejia's novel, TOKYO, is out in the world! Grab your copy of TOKYO here. Mejia is also the author of Forgetfulness (FC2). His writing has been published in many journals and anthologies. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, he is editor in chief of Western Humanities Review, co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, and a professor of creative writing at the University of Utah.

Read an excerpt from TOKYO here.

"Salaryman" in Rattle.

"Three Tales from the Japanese" at The Collagist.

"The Way In" at The VOLTA.

"A Camera's Not Expression, It's Part of the Spectacle: 5 YouTube videos" at DIAGRAM.

"The Abjection" in AGNI Online.

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Innovative Fiction Prizes:

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize:
Bhopal Dance by Jennifer Natalya Fink
selected by Mary Caponegro

Jennifer Natalya Fink is the author of four novels, including the Dana Award-winning The Mikvah Queen. She is a professor of creative writing at Georgetown University, and has served as a jurist for the Caine Prize for African Fiction. She founded The Gorilla Press, a non-profit promoting youth literacy through bookmaking. Bhopal Dance was shortlisted for the Clarissa Dalloway Fiction Prize from the A Room of Our Own Foundation and the Willow Books Literature Award.

The FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize is funded by grant support from the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.

Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest:
The Making Sense of Things by George Choundas
selected by Elisabeth Sheffield

George Choundas has fiction and nonfiction in over fifty publications. His work has been selected for The Best Small Fictions 2015, featured as and Paragraph Shorts selections, and awarded the New Millennium Award for Fiction. He is a former FBI agent. His paternal great-grandfather, a Greek fisherman, was murdered by pirates off Aegina. His maternal great-grandfather, a Cuban lumberjack, was killed by a tree off perpendicular by several accelerating degrees.

The submission period for the 2018 contests will open on August 15, 2017. Laird Hunt will judge the Doctorow Prize and Noy Holland will judge the Sukenick Contest. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates and consult our guidelines for additional submission information.

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