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BHOPAL DANCE by Jennifer Natalya Fink
FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
selected by Mary Caponegro

FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest
selected by Elisabeth Sheffield

Congratulations to Jennifer Natalya Fink and George Choundas! And tremendous thanks to judges Mary Caponegro and Elisabeth Sheffield! The next reading period for the 2018 Doctorow and Sukenick Prizes will open August 15, 2017 open and will run through November 1, 2017. Winners will be announced in May of 2018. Guidelines can be found at

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


The Sukenick Contest is currently in its eleventh year of operation. Past winners include:

A Brief Alphabet of Torture by Vi Khi Nao
Year of the Rat
by Marc Anthony Richardson
It Had Been Planned And There Were Guides by Jessica Richardson
Fourteen Stories, None Of Them Are Yours by Luke Goebel
Mother Box by Sarah Blackman
Rescuers Of Skydivers Search Among The Clouds by Patrick J. Lawler
As If A Bird Flew By Me by Sara Greenslit
Museum Of The Weird by Amelia Gray
Beautiful Soon Enough by Margo Berdeshevsky
The Bruise by Magdalena Zurawski

The Doctorow Prize is currently in its eighth year of operation. Past winners include:

Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman by Aimee Parkison (selected by Stephen Graham Jones)
Natural Wonders
by Angela Woodward (selected by Stacey Levine)
O'Hearn by Greg Mulcahy (selected by Sam Lipsyte)
by Michelle Richmond (selected by Rikki Ducornet)
Linda Perdido by Mac Wellman (selected by Percival Everett)
Another Governess/The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych by Joanna Ruocco (selected by Ben Marcus)
Father Flashes by Tricia Bauer (selected by Carole Maso)


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Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 RELEASES

Year of the Rat by Marc Anthony Richardson
Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman by Aimee Parkison
The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman by Courtney E. Morgan
The Ace of Lightning by Stephen-Paul Martin

FC2 Author News

Stanley Crawford's recent reading at the Vermont Studio Center is available for streaming via Soundcloud.

Discover an excerpt of Sarah Blackman's otherworldly new title, HEX, here!!!

Read an excerpt from Angela Woodward's Natural Wonders here!!!

Melanie Rae Thon is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow! 

Sarah Blackman's HEX makes Library Journal's TOP Spring Indie Fiction list!

Lidia Yuknavitch at TED 2016. On misfits.

Brian Evenson in the New Yorker!

Gregory Howard has new work in Numerocinq Magazine. Howard's debut novel, Hospice, made the top 10 list of best books '15 at Cultured Vultures.

Jessica Lee Richardson's title, It Had Been Planned And There Were Guides was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.

Watch Lance Olsen discuss fiction as possibility here!!!