Sandy Run Novella Semi-finalists, Finalists and Winner Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that Beatriz Seelaender of Sao Paulo, Brazil has won our Sandy Run Novella Award for her novella, The Only Unessential.

The award carries a $1,000 prize and publication with Hidden River Publishing. For a more complete profile of Beatriz, please see her page here.

The semi-finalists and finalists of the Sandy Run Novella Award are listed below. We want to thank everyone who submitted their work to us. We are so grateful for the opportunity to read such a wide variety of creative work. You are all so wonderful! Congratulations to our semi-finalists and finalists, and to everyone who submitted. We wish you all the greatest of luck and joy with your work, and look forward to the opportunity to see more of what you are creating!

The deadline for the next cycle of the Sandy Run Novella Award has been extended to January 15, 2020. For more information about the Sandy Run Novella Award, please see our guidelines.

Semi-finalists

Agnihotri, Sanjay, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia, The Grapes of Greed
Beaudoin, Penny-Anne, Ontario, Canada, Drowning in the Air
Begiebing, R.J., Newfields, New Hampshire, Rumors of Wolves
Benchikha, Amar, Varese, VA, Italy, In Search of Something Good
Bolick, Gary, Clemmons, North Carolina, Albert’s Lark
Bourne, Michael, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Old Home Place
Bryant, Ellie, Lincoln, Vermont, Shumayl
Cohen, Edward, New York, New York, A Visit to my Father with my Son
Cravens, David, Florissant, Colorado, Greasy Bend
D’Andrea, Lindsay, Watertown, Massachusetts, The Gardener’s Assistant
Davidson, Rob, Chico, California, Shoplifting: A Novella
Egan, Laury, Highlands, New Jersey, The Black Leopard’s Kiss
Fell, B.D., Belleville, Michigan, The Return of Tom Bright
Fine, Benjamin, Stamford, Connecticut, The Thin Liners
Francis, H.E., Huntsville, Alabama, White Nights
Frank, Joan, Santa Rosa, California, Cavatina for Passenger X
Gates, Roberta, Riverside, Illinois, The Months Have Ends, the Years a Knot
Hettinger, Michael, Oakland, California, A Sun East of Time
Littell, Margo, Maplewood, New Jersey, Traveling
Lutz, Karina,Chepachet, Rhode Island, The Teller
MacKenzie, Finlay, New Canaan, Connecticut, Sehnsucht
Martin, Sahalie, Boston, Massachusetts, The Yellow House
Moyer, Victoria, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mother Morphosis No Psychosis
Murphy, Ries, Bloomington, Indiana, The Vanishing of Faro, Georgia
Noel, Don,Bloomfield,Connecticut, Kitty’s Story
O/Shea, John, Oakland, California, Paddington Green 1940
Pedler, Gary, San Francisco, California, Shangay-La
Petrou, Nektaria, Istanbul, Turkey, Aunt Estrella’s Remedies for Demons and Tight Corsets
Puett, J.D., Pittsboro, North Carolina, Another Good Day
Schultz, Anneliese, British Columbia, Canada, Correcting the Flight Path
Seelaender, Beatriz, Sao Paulo, Brazil, The Only Unessential
Seiber, Lones, Morristown, Tennessee, Providence
Sharp, Anne, Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Greta Book
Sher, Gabrielle, Summit, New Jersey, Bowerbird
Smith, Claude Clayton, Madison, Wisconsin, The Seasons Here: Notes from 1970
White, James, Berkeley, California, Carp Cafe
Williams, Bobby, Brooklyn, New York, For the Birds (Time Flies)
Willy, Edward, Walnut Creek, California, Two Horses
Withy, Alison, Gravois Mills, Missouri, Tower of Ivory
Woodward, Holly, Hoboken, New Jersey, Somebody’s Going to Get Hurt
Wyatt, Charles, Nashville, Tennessee, Demon
Yazwinski, Sally, Deerfield, Massachusetts, My Lightning Summer

Finalists

Agnihotri, Sanjay, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia, The Grapes of Greed
Beaudoin, Penny-Anne, Ontario, Canada, Drowning in the Air
Bolick, Gary, Clemmons, North Carolina, Albert’s Lark
Bourne, Michael, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Old Home Place
Cohen, Edward, New York, New York, A Visit to my Father with my Son
Cravens, David, Florissant, Colorado, Greasy Bend
D’Andrea, Lindsay, Watertown, Massachusetts, The Gardener’s Assistant
Francis, H.E., Huntsville, Alabama, White Nights
Gates, Roberta, Riverside, Illinois, The Months Have Ends, the Years a Knot
Littell, Margo, Maplewood, New Jersey, Traveling
Martin, Sahalie, Boston, Massachusetts, The Yellow House
Moyer, Victoria, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mother Morphosis No Psychosis
Murphy, Ries, Bloomington, Indiana, The Vanishing of Faro, Georgia
Pedler, Gary, San Francisco, California, Shangay-La
Puett, J.D., Pittsboro, North Carolina, Another Good Day
Seelaender, Beatriz, Sao Paulo, Brazil, The Only Unessential
Seiber, Lones, Morristown, Tennessee, Providence
Sharp, Anne, Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Greta Book
White, James, Berkeley, California, Carp Café
Williams, Bobby, Brooklyn, New York, For the Birds (Time Flies)
Withy, Alison, Gravois Mills, Missouri, Tower of Ivory

WINNER

Seelaender, Beatriz, Sao Paulo, Brazil, The Only Unessential

Again, congratulations to all. We appreciate every single one of you, and are so very grateful that you have shared your work with us!