2016 FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST RESULTS
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!
RUSTY TOQUE FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST
The Rusty Toque is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest chosen by our judge Lee Henderson.
You Cannot Give Yourself a Nickname by John Jodzio
Prize: $800 + prize pack + chapbook publication.
John Jodzio is a winner of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of places including This American Life, McSweeney’s, and One Story. He’s the author of the short story collections, “If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home” (Replacement Press) and “Get In If You Want To Live” (Paper Darts Press). He lives in Minneapolis. Find out more at www.johnjodzio.net
Amateur Husbandry by Phillip Sterling
Prize: $50 + prize pack + publication (story)
Phillip Sterling’s very short stories have appeared in Midway Journal, Opium, Fiction At Work, Bear River Review, and Epiphany, among other places. In Which Brief Stories Are Told, a collection of fiction, was released from Wayne State University Press in 2011. He is also the author of the poetry collection Mutual Shores and three chapbook-length series of poems: Significant Others, Quatrains, and Abeyance. Among his awards are a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Fulbright Lectureships, and a P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Award. In August 2014, he served as Artist-in-Residence of Isle Royale National Park.
The War Artist - Margaret Luongo
Prize: $50 + prize pack + publication (excerpt)
Margaret Luongo's stories have appeared in Tin House, The Cincinnati Review, Granta.com, North American Review, FENCE, the Pushcart Prize anthology and other publications. In 2008, LSU Press published her story collection, If the Heart is Lean. She teaches creative writing for Miami University in Ohio and London.
Prophecies of Consummation and Suspension by kevin martins mcpherson eckhoff
Three Stories by Lori Garrison
3 by Meghan Allen
Thanks everyone who submitted to the 2014 Chapbook Contest.
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First Place – Fiction Prize Pack
Polyamorous Love Song, a novel by Jacob Wren (BookThug, 2014)
Nine Inches, stories by Tom Perrotta (House of Anansi, 2013)
Savage 1986-2011, a novel by Nathaniel G. Moore (Anvil Press, 2013)
Air Carnation by Guadalupe Muro (BookThug, 2014)
The Outside World, a novel by Barry Dempster (Pedlar Press, 2013)
The Stonehenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky (Coach House, 2014)
The Devil and the Detective by John Goldbach (Coach House, 2013)
2nd Place – Fiction Prize Pack
Two Sisters of Borneo, a novel by Ian Hamilton (House of Anansi, 2014)
All the Rage by A.L. Kennedy, stories (House of Anansi, 2014)
Atomic Storybook, a novel by Ed MacDonald (Anvil Press, 2013)
Cake Song, poems by Yoko’s Dog (Pedlar Press, 2013)
A, fiction by André Alexis (BookThug, 2013)
Guyana by Elise Turcotte, trans. by Rhonda Mullins (Coach House, 2014)
3rd Place – Fiction Prize Pack
Serafim and Claire, a novel by Mark Lavorato, (House of Anansi, 2014)
A Bird’s Eye, a novel by Cary Fagan (House of Anansi, 2013)
Thorazine Beach, a novel by Bradley Harris (Anvil Press, 2013)
no angel, poems by Annie McLurg (Pedlar Press, 2013)
I Don’t Know How to Behave, a fiction by Michael Blouin (BookThug, 2013)
Pastoral by Andre Alexis (Coach House, 2014)
We would like to thank our readers Amy Higgins, Rachel Ganzewinkel, Jennifer Nangreave, Kathryn Mockler, and Aaron Schneider, and our judge Lee Henderson.
Finally a special thanks to our sponsors without whom this contest would not be possible:
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