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ONCE INTO THE NIGHT by Aurelie Sheehan
FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
selected by Laird Hunt

FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest
selected by Noy Holland

Congratulations to Aurelie Sheehan and Evelyn Hampton! And tremendous thanks to judges Laird Hunt and Noy Holland! The submission period for the 2019 Doctorow Prize and Sukenick Contest opens August 15, 2018. Submissions will be accepted through November 1, 2018. Winners will be announced in May of 2019. 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. Additional program support is granted by the Richard L. and Mary-Ann B. Simon Foundation.


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

Famous Children and Famished Adults by Evelyn Hampton
The Making Sense of Things by George Choundas
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 tenth year of operation. Past winners include:

Once into the Night by Aurelie Sheehan (selected by Laird Hunt)
Bhopal Dance by Jennifer Natalya Fink (selected by Mary Caponegro)
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)


Marc Anthony Richardson's debut novel, Year of the Rat, is the winner of The American Book Award! The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. The 2017 American Book Award winners will be formally recognized on Sunday, October 22nd, from 12:00-2:30 p.m. at the SF Jazz Center, Joe Henderson Lab, 201 Franklin Street (at Fell), San Francisco, CA. A video of the ceremony is available to view online, here at CSPAN (Richardson speaks at the 1:10:00 mark).


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2017/18 Releases

The Making Sense of Things
by George Choundas
Bhopal Dance by Jennifer Natalya Fink
TOKYO by Michael Mejia

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
Paradise Field by Pamela Ryder
A Brief Alphabet of Torture by Vi Khi Nao
Glory Hole by Stephen Beachy

FC2 Author News

Read an interview with Marc Anthony Richardson in Entropy: "The Trick Is To Have No Trick Up Your Sleeve."

Lance Olsen has new fiction in Numero Cinq: "wish images : asja, architectonics | Excerpt from My Red Heaven."

Read a review of Courtney Morgan's Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman in Fiction Unbound!

Aimee Parkison's short story, "The Casting Director," is at The Collagist, along with an interview: "I live in a haunted house."

Check out the Fiction Correctives Interview Series on our Interviews page at FC2 dot org!

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

Lidia Yuknavitch at TED 2016. On misfits.