News, Celebrations and Publications

UPDATES TO AWARD DECISIONS & HIDDEN RIVER PUBLISHING NEWS

Welcome to Fall 2017!

It’s been a busy summer for Hidden River Arts, and this autumn promises to be even busier. We’ll be welcoming our new team of interns and assistants, and diving into the reading cycle for our newest competitions. We are currently wrapping up last year’s competition decisions. Victoria Sayo Turner is the most recent winner of the William Van Wert award in short fiction, for an excerpt of her novel-in-progress, Isaant. We’ll be posting an interview with her shortly.

The semi-finalists and finalists for our last round of the Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award and the fifth Eludia Award are posted below. The winners of both competitions will be named very shortly, so make sure to follow our blog to receive updates!

Our newest Sowilo Press book, the fourth Eludia Award winner, Ruby Hands, by Cheryl Romo, is in the final stages of preparation, and will be released shortly.  

This season will see the launch of the first title on our Many Frog imprint – an imprint dedicated to the exploration of arts, arts education and alternative education and learning methods.  This first title, by Jeffrey lesser, is Your Voice, Your Instrument: Learning to Play.  Jeff is a musical theatre performer, a cabaret performer who has a run a very successful cabaret class in Philadelphia, with sold-out performances at L’Etage nightclub being a long-time favorite among Philadelphia cabaret lovers.  He has been teaching voice for over two decades, and decided that it was time to share some of his experience in print.  We’re planning an interactive eBook with links to a youtube channel where you will find videos of lessons and voice technique, and a website that allows you to contact Jeff directly for voice advice.

There is more news, but we’ll stop here for now, since we’re going to post our semi-finalists and finalists for the Eludia Award and for the Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award below. As ever, we at Hidden River want to express our deepest love and appreciation for ALL who have submitted to our competitions. It becomes harder every year to make choices, because we are so blessed with submissions from very talented people. Thank you for becoming part of our family, and please know how much we care about each and every one of you.

Eludia Award

Semi-Finalists

Allen, Noelle Catharine, Seattle, WA, The Getaways
Berger, Michele, Pittsboro, NC, Doll Seed and Other Stories
Braxton, Lisa, Weymouth, MA, The Talking Drum
Byrd, Merry, South Chesterfield, VA, House-Hunting in New Orleans
Conde, Kathy, Superior, CO, More Than One Way to Break
Coyle, Caryn, Baltimore, MD, Café Mocha at Starbucks and Other Stories
Davis, Linda, Santa Monica, CA, The War At Home, Stories
Demme, Nancy, Hightstown, NJ, The Ride
Fox, Margaret, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Walk on the Wild Side
French, Brandon, Los Angeles, CA, Heart Trouble – Stories
Gernet, Cyndra, Pasadena, CA, Bible Taxi in Sin City
George, Karen, Florence, KY, Living Without
Gilbert, Bethanie, San Rafael, CA, Night Hunting
Gladhart, Amalia, Eugene, OR, Reading J. Wisdome
Guthrie, Nicky, Kiltarlity, Highland, UK, To the Living
Haberstroh, Patricia, Philadelphia, PA, Edging Towards the End
Henderson, Ann S., NY, NY, May You Always Walk in Sunshine
Kann, Lydia, Northampton, MA, Consummation
Kitchel, Jeanine, Lahaina, HI, Wheels Up
Kleidon, Rose, Akron, OH, 1836: A Land Too Fabulous
Leggett, Catharine, Ontario, Canada, In Progress
Leggett, Catharine, Ontario, Canada, Paper Flowers
Leicher, Susan, NYC, NY, Acts of Healing
Martin, Diana, Washington, D.C., I Know You
McKeeman, Deborah, Alexandria, VA, What She Needs and Other Stories
McKelvey, Lynne, Washington, D.C. A Real Daughter
Murphey, Kathleen, Bryn Mawr, PA, Other Tales
Newland, P., Durham, NH, Backwoods
O’Neill, Rosary, NYC, NY, Love and Hurricanes
Payne, Martha, Atlanta, GA, Fishhook Bay
Pelekidis, Angie, Port Crane, NY, The Ethnographer & Other Stories
Perkins, Kit, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, The Darkroom
Pincombe, Nancy, British Columbia, Canada, En Rose
Price, Roberta, Farmington Hills, MI, The Drive (and the little girl)
Rios, Alexandra Newton, San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, Toward a North of Souls: The Argentine Notebooks
Roebuck, Sarah, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Things That Make You Suffer
Ross, Tracy, Mankato, MN, Certainty of One
Spafford, Roz, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Telling Time
Underwood, Susan, Jefferson City, TN, Genesis Road
Zakrewsky, Jacqueline, Silver Spring, MD, The Kessel Girl

Finalists

Berger, Michele, Pittsboro, NC, Doll Seed and Other Stories
Byrd, Merry, South Chesterfield, VA, House-Hunting in New Orleans
Conde, Kathy, Superior, CO, More Than One Way to Break
Coyle, Caryn, Baltimore, MD, Café Mocha at Starbucks and Other Stories
Demme, Nancy, Hightstown, NJ, The Ride
French, Brandon, Los Angeles, CA, Heart Trouble – Stories
George, Karen, Florence, KY, Living Without
Gladhart, Amalia, Eugene, OR, Reading J. Wisdome
Guthrie, Nicky, Kiltarlity, Highland, UK, To the Living
Haberstroh, Patricia, Philadelphia, PA, Edging Towards the End
Henderson, Ann S., NY, NY, May You Always Walk in Sunshine
Kleidon, Rose, Akron, OH, 1836: A Land Too Fabulous
Leggett, Catharine, Ontario, Canada, In Progress
Leicher, Susan, NYC, NY, Acts of Healing
McKelvey, Lynne, Washington, D.C. A Real Daughter
O’Neill, Rosary, NYC, NY, Love and Hurricanes

Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award

Semi-finalists

Amatuzio, Nick, Ontario, Canada, Mick’s Last Line
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, The Kindness of Strangers
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, The Indelible Woodpecker
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, A Marriage of Inconvenience
Auslander, Edward; Berry, Bill; Weiss, Terri, Van Nuys, CA, Monkey Mind, a musical
Baran, James and Kaminski, Steve, Windham, CT, Virgil, a musical
Bell, Kate, Brooklyn, NY, Blacked Out
Bierstock, Sarah, NYC, NY, Honor Killing
Binstock, Rae, Brooklyn, NY, We Are the Light of the World
Bonnema, Ben and Rose, Arianna, Howard Beach, NY, The Lost Girl, a musical
Buckallew, Robin, Hastings, NE, What Are Your Demands?
Carkeet, David, North Middlesex, VT, Six by Twain
Cavanaugh, Tom, Northridge, CA, Behold
Cowley, Sheila, St. Petersburg, FL, Flying
Craig, David, Toronto, Canada, Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia
Delauder, Anthony, Aurora, WV, The People at the Edge of Town
Dorf, Fran, Stamford, CT, The Angel of Forgetting
Eberlein, Jared, Northfield, MA, Precious Thieves
Englar, Brent, Baltimore, MD, Deposition
Ferrara, Susan, NYC, NY, Buzz
Fischer-Smith, Jeffrey, Tucson, AZ, When the Son is Shining
France, Anna, Buffalo, NY, Hill Country
Freeman, Seth, Pacific Palisades, CA, The Cost
Frankel, Leland, Los Angeles, CA, The Better Part of Forever
Hardin, Frankie, Newnan, GA, Perfect Faith
Hoke, Donna, East Amherst, NY, Brilliant Works of Art
Holets, George, Ithaca, NY, Boronga Kazi: A Comedy of Cultures
Howland, Angelica, Phoenix, AZ, Forward
Karp, Steve, NYC, NY, Reunion
Kimmel, Mike, New Orleans, LA, In Lincoln’s Footsteps
Klein, Matthew, NYC, NY, Through the Eye
Kociolek, Ted (and Holland, Walter), NYC, NY, The Age of Innocence, a meta-operetta
Lundin, Robert, Glen Ellyn, IL, The Icon
Manley, Richard, San Fransisco, CA, The Truth Quotient
McGoldrick, Michael, Tempe, AZ, World’s End
McGregor, Rex, Auckland, New Zealand, Miss Imposter
Meche, Amy, Brooklyn, NY Smiling Porphyra
Menna, Robert, Los Angeles, CA, The Light at Arles
Merilo, Aleks, Tacoma, WA, The Snowmaker
Montero, Guillermo, Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Music Teacher
Nelson, Ross Peter, Helena, MT, Becoming Number Six
O’Connor, Sean, NYC, NY, Wound
Oliver, Ryan, NYC, NY, We Foxes, a musical
Orlock, John, Cleveland Heights, OH, The End of Summer Guest
Orloff, Rich, NYC, NY, Jennifer’s Birth
Panganiban, Conrad, Alameda, CA, New American Order
Patterson, Martha, Boston, MA, Charlotte & Amanda
Pepper, Cary, San Fransisco, CA, How it Works
Sadler, Lynn, Burlington, NC, Hanging-Cat
Shineman, Kirt, Peoria, AZ, Good Grief
Sirota, Eric, Flemington, NJ, Day of Wrath, a musical
Stubbs, Sally, Vancouver, British Coloumbia, Canada, Our Ghosts
Tsokalis, Konstantinos, Nomos Attikus, Greece, Polar Bear
Tuttle, Jon, Florence, SC, Boy About Ten
Wambaugh, Michele, Houston, TX, No Regrets
Wells, Matthew, NYC, NY, Queen Mair

Finalists

Amatuzio, Nick, Ontario, Canada, Mick’s Last Line
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, The Indelible Woodpecker
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, A Marriage of Inconvenience
Bell, Kate, Brooklyn, NY, Blacked Out
Bierstock, Sarah, NYC, NY, Honor Killing
Cowley, Sheila, St. Petersburg, FL, Flying
Craig, David, Toronto, Canada, Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia
Delauder, Anthony, Aurora, WV, The People at the Edge of Town
Ferrara, Susan, NYC, NY, Buzz
France, Anna, Buffalo, NY, Hill Country
Kociolek, Ted (and Holland, Walter), NYC, NY, The Age of Innocence, a meta-operetta
Menna, Robert, Los Angeles, CA, The Light at Arles
Merilo, Aleks, Tacoma, WA, The Snowmaker
O’Connor, Sean, NYC, NY, Wound
Orlock, John, Cleveland Heights, OH, The End of Summer Guest
Orloff, Rich, NYC, NY, Jennifer’s Birth
Sirota, Eric, Flemington, NJ, Day of Wrath, a musical
Stubbs, Sally, Vancouver, British Coloumbia, Canada, Our Ghosts
Wells, Matthew, NYC, NY, Queen Mair

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