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:
We're publishing reviews of debut poetry collections this fall. Contact our reviews editor Aaron Schneider with a bio and writing sample if you are interested in reviewing any of these books:
Garth Martens, Prologue for the Age of Consequence
Suzannah Showler, Failure to Thrive
Brecken Hancock, Broom Broom
Julie Joosten, Light Light
Colin Fulton, Life Experience Coolant
Shannon Maguire, Fur(l) Parachute
Sara Peters, 1996
Ann-Marie Turza, The Quiet
Alex Leslie, Things I've heard about you
Stevie Howell, ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ (a.k.a. "Sharps").
Review should be approximately 1500 words in length, and reviewers receive a small honorarium. Contact Aaron Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POETRY FOUNDATION ON ISSUE 3 OF THE RUSTY TOQUE!
"We’ve only recently discovered The Rusty Toque, but so far we’re enjoying what we see. Based in Canada, The Rusty Toque is an online magazine featuring interviews, visual art, fiction and–yes–poetry. Issue 3 features work by some of our favorite writers, like Jacob Wren and bill bissett, Robyn Read, and Ashley-Elizabeth Best."
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The Rusty Toque, now in its third issue, is churning some solid butter. And instead of having just the traditional poetry, fiction, and nonfiction categories, The Rusty Toque publishes comics, monologues, art, and even videos. There is room in this home for a lot of different work.
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