FC2 has selected Matt Bell as the final judge for the 2023 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Bell is the author most recently of the novel Appleseed (a New York Times Notable Book) and the craft book Refuse to Be Done, a guide to novel writing, rewriting, and revision.
FC2 has selected Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi as the final judge for the 2023 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest. Araki-Kawaguchi is the author of The Book of Kane and Margaret (FC2) and Disintegration Made Plain and Easy (1913 Press). He teaches at Western Washington University.
For the 2022 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest, Marream Krollos has selected “There is Only One Ghost in the World” by Sophie Klahr and Corey Zeller.
For the 2022 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, Cristina Rivera Garza has selected “Ways to Disappear” by Victoria Lancelotta.
FC2’s Fall 2021 reading features JoAnna Novak, Yannick Murphy, and Marc Anthony Richardson.
Winner of FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, Joanna Novak’s short fiction debut is a stunning look at the labor of obsession and the industry of self-destruction.
Winner of FC2’s Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, Yannick Murphy’s gathering of luminescent stories illustrates how fraught and contingent the simplest of lives can be, and the often unexpected means available to each of us for our own salvation.
A fiercely ecstatic tale of betrayal and self-sacrifice, Messiahs centers on two nameless lovers: a woman of east Asian descent and a former state prisoner “exonerated” after more than two years on death row.