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2016 Open Prose Prize

We're positively thrilled to announce the WINNER of the 1913 OPEN PROSE prize, selected by MAGGIE NELSON: Aisha Sloan's Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit!!! Please join us in congratulating Aisha, as well as Runner-Up Lauren Whitehead's Virtuosically Invisible, and all the fabulous finalists & semifinalists. Many many thanks to everyone for sending such phenomenal work! It is an honor and joy to read you all.

Finalists:
Megan Burns: Poetics of Nicki Minaj & 30 Days of Weezy
Anne Gorrick: Amnesia (a Remix)
Stacy Hardy: Where the Body Ends
Wes Jamison: Echo Frequency
Victoria Kornick: What Happens
Jackson Nieuwland: Foursquare
Matthew Nye: Still Life With Opium
Addie Tsai: And in its place

Semifinalists:
Jay Besemer: The ways of the monster
Lucy Biederman: ISABEL: Studies in Classic American Literature
William Cordeiro: Whispering Gallery
Allison Dalton: Reasons for Admission
Emily Flamm: Small Territory Fires
Catie Hannigan: Water Fragments
Tim Jones-Yelvington: Strike a Prose
Steph Jurusz: We are not so lucky
Ella Longpre: How to keep you alive
Emily Lawson: The Glassworld
Karen Lepri Lepri: The Wreckers
Jeffrey Neilson: Hoarder
Dustin Parsons: Exploded View
Adam Strauss: Circulation Fables
Jill Talbot: On Distance, Like Desire
Danielle Vogel: Clasp, a reparative project in three installments
Isabel Waidner: Gaudy Bauble


1913's Annual Prize for 1st Books is Accepting Submissions
&
Introducing Our Newest Prize:
The 1913 Open Prose Book Prize!

Yup! It's true. We have TWO new reading periods open during May & June 2016: 

The annual 1913 Prize for 1st Books, open genre, to be selected by Ruth Ellen Kocher! Prize is $250 and publication of winning book(s).

&

An Open Prose Book reading period, to be selected by Maggie Nelson! Open to all writers at any stage. Prize is $500 and publication of winning book(s).

Visit our submissions page for details or click the button below!


2015 Prize for First Books

We are very excited to announce the winners of the 1913 Prize for First Books selected by John Keene!

Winner: Laura Vena — X/SHE: STARDRAPED
Editrixes Pick: Andrew Wessels — A TURKISH DICTIONARY

Whose books will be published late 2016/early 2017.

Runners-up:
Tim Jones-Yelvington — STRIKE A PROSE: MEMOIRS OF A LIT DIVA EXTRAORDINAIRE
Kay Cosgrove — A CODFISH RECIPE FOR EVERYDAY OF THE YEAR

Finalists:
Tony Mancus — LENS-CAP
Franciszka Voeltz — BRIGHTNESS THIS
EJ Koh — COUNTRY OF MYSELF
Adam Fagin — T'S LAW
Amy Thomas — LUNG SONG
Diana Arterian — PLAYING MONSTER :: SEICHE

Semi-Finalists:
Hannah Kezema — (WHERE THE LIGHT CAN'T REACH)
Carleen Tibbetts — DOSSIER FOR THE POSTVERBAL/
Christine Smith — THE SPIRIT CABINET

A big thank you to all of the talented writers who submitted their work.

We will be reading for the 2016 Prize for First Books in Spring 2016!

So much love!
1913 Press

1913 Prize Readers for 2015: Adam Bishop, Jackie Carbajal, Courtney Kilian, Kim Koga, Allie Moreno, & Jennifer Tatum


 

Congratulations to all the 1913 writers & artists who have been honored with awards and publications of all sorts. Please email the editrice with updates!