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Submissions open for the 2018 Innovative Fiction Prizes:

The submission period for the 2018 contests runs August 15, 2017 through November 1, 2017. Winners will be announced in May 2018. 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 and a link to the submission portal.

Stephen Beachy,
Author Spotlight

Stephen Beachy's novel, Glory Hole, is now available! Beachy is the author of the novels boneyard (Verse Chorus Press 2011), Distortion (Rebel Satori Press 2010), and The Whistling Song (Norton 1992), and Some Phantom/No Time Flat (Verse Chorus Press 2013). He is also the author of Zeke Yoder vs. the Singularity, the first in a series of Amish sci-fi novels. 

Read an excerpt from Glory Hole, "Worse Things Than Catastrophe and Death," at Switchback.

"Tiara" in BOMB Magazine.

"Who is the Real JT LeRoy" in New York Magazine.

Interviews with Stephen Beachy appear at Lambda Literary and Novelistic.

Vi Khi Nao,
Author Spotlight

Vi Khi Nao's Sukenick winning collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, is one of our new Fall 2017 titles! Pick up your own copy of A Brief Alphabet here! Nao is the author of the novel Fish in Exile (Coffee House 2016) and the poetry collection The Old Philosopher, which won the 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Her work includes poetry, fiction, film, and cross-genre collaboration.

Read an excerpt from A Brief Alphabet of Torture, "Thighs of Nymphs," at Hobart.

"Furtive Bras" in Alice Blue Review.

"Literary Fabric" at Glimmer Train.

Read additional works by Vi Khi Nao in journals such as Plinth, Reality Beach, and The Wanderer.

Interviews appear at Electric Literature, the Los Angeles Times, and The Rumpus.

Pamela Ryder,
Author Spotlight

Pamela Ryder's novel in stories, Paradise Field, is out in the world! Grab your copy of Paradise Field here. Ryder is the author of the novel Correction of Drift (FC2 2008) and the story collection A Tendency To Be Gone (Dzanc 2011).

Read an excerpt from Paradise Field, "Alternatives to Internment," at The Ilanot Review.

"Through the Viewfinder: Pamela Ryder with Peter Markus" in Brooklyn Rail.

"Ark" at Failbetter.

"The Renoir Is Put Straight" in Brooklyn Rail.

"The Story of the First Line of a Story" at The Story Prize.

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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