RUSTY TOQUE 2016 FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST
The Rusty Toque is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Fiction Chapbook Contest chosen by our judge Suzette Mayr.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted to the contest, our judge Suzette Mayr, and our sponsors: Anvil Press, BookThug, Coach House Books, House of Anansi Press, Mansfield Press.
The wining manuscript will be available in the Spring 2017. Excerpts from all three manuscripts will appear in Issue 11 (Fall 2016) of The Rusty Toque.
2016 Fiction Chapbook Contest
The Expansion by Julie Paul
Julie Paul is the author of two collections of short fiction, The Jealousy Bone (2008) and The Pull of the Moon (2014). The Pull of the Moon was listed as a Globe and Mail Top 100 in 2014 and received both an IPPY award and the 2015 Victoria Butler Book Prize. Julie’s poetry, stories, and essays have appeared in literary journals and anthologies across North America, and her first book of poetry, The Rules of the Kingdom, is forthcoming in 2017 with McGill-Queen's University Press. She lives in Victoria, BC.
Award: $1000, chapbook publication, an excerpt in Issue 11, and a fiction prize pack
The Things She Can Do by Melissa Kuipers
The Legend of Steve Prefontaine by William Todd Seabrook
Melissa Kuipers grew up on an egg farm in southern Ontario. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, and has had stories published in journals such as The Puritan, Ryga, Joyland and Grain as well as creative non-fiction in carte blanche, The Ottawa Arts Review and Qwerty. She live in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband Mark.
William Todd Seabrook received his MFA from the University of Colorado and his PhD in fiction at Florida State University. He is the author of four prose chapbooks: This Semi-Perfect Universe, The Genius of J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Passion of Joan of Arc, and The Imagination of Lewis Carroll. His short work has appeared in Phoebe, The Volta, Tin House, Mid-American Review, PANK, CutBank, Quiddity, New Ohio Review, and 30 Under 30 Anthology. He is currently the editor the Cupboard Pamphlet, and lives in central New York.
Award: Each finalist will receive $100, an excerpt in Issue 11, and a fiction prize pack!
IFS by Gregory Betts
Gregory Betts is a poet, editor, and professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Big thanks to our Chapbook Contest Judge Suzette Mayr!
SUZETTE MAYR is the author of four novels including her most recent book Monoceros, which won the ReLit Award, and the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize, and was nominated for several prizes including the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She teaches creative writing at the University of Calgary.
Thanks to our sponsors for their book donations and to the Canada Council for supporting The Rusty Toque!
Congratulations to Alex Leslie whose short story "The Person You Want to See" was longlisted for the 2016 Journey Prize.
The story was originally published in Issue 9 of The Rusty Toque and has been included in the Journey Prize Anthology!
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