The Blue Mountain Novel Award Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Winner

This is the page on which we’ll report the semi-finalists, finalists and winner of The Blue Mountain Novel Award. If you have submitted to this award, please be sure to follow this blog, so that you will be updated just as soon as any updates are posted.

The guidelines for the Blue Mountain Award can be found here.

This is the inaugural year for this award, and we are so grateful for the wonderful writers who have shared their work with us.

THE BLUE MOUNTAIN AWARD

We are proud to announce Jeffrey Voccola of Kutztown, Pennsylvania as the inaugural winner of The Blue Mountain Award for his novel, Kings Row.  Please be sure to follow our blog, because a full profile of Jeffrey and his novel is forthcoming.

Below is the full list of our semi-finalists and finalists for this first round of The Blue Mountain Award.

Semi-Finalists

Aldwin, Gail, Dorchester, Dorset, UK, The String Games

Becker, Leslee, Fort Collins, Colorado, Cold River City

Blair, John, San Marcos, Texas, The Glass Mountain

Dawid, Annie, Silver Cliff, Colorado, Resurrection City: A Novel of Jonestown

Dutton, Geoffrey, Belmont, Massachusetts, Mahmoud’s Jihad

Dwarakanath, Megana, Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Communicands

Fitzpatrick, Mark, PARIS  75018 , Ile-de-France, France, Very Few to Love

Harper, Stephanie, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Wesley Yorstead Goes Outside

Hartman, Virginia, Rockville, Maryland, Drawing Water

Heinze, Denise, Durham, North Carolina, At Malvern Hill

Henry, DeWitt, Watertown, Massachussetts, Strangers and Neighbors

Holland, Virginia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Behind the White Gate

Larkin, Emily, Buderim, Queensland, Australia, Fate’s Child

Littell, Margot, Maplewood, New Jersey, October. Far From Home

McCarthy, Sean, Plymouth, Massachusetts, The Same Old Ground

McKean, Robert, Newton, Massachusetts, A Wilderness of Monkeys

McNamara, John, Downers Grove, Illinois, Failing Billy

O’Brien, Barret, Ashland, Oregon, Greater Wilder

Pell, Aaron, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico, The Palace of Wisdom

Reed, Mary, Chicago, Illinois, Harmony’s Peace and Joy

Repak, Terry, Seattle, Washington, Swimming to Zanzibar

Salas, Jo, New Paltz, New York, Anticipation

Shaw, Ian, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, Quill of the Dove

Simons, John, Charlotte, North Carolina, Sacrificial Lions

Stanton, Edward, Lexington, Kentucky, The Taste of Love and the Sea

Stephens, Kenneth, Claremont, California, Blaze Pascal and the Courage of Being

Thiebaux, Marcelle, New York City, New York, Daisy, Daisy

Unigwue, Chika, Marietta, Georgia, Leaving Meshach

Urban, Misty, Muscatine, Iowa, The Lighted Heart

Vickers, Joanne, Columbus, Ohio, Hester and Roger: A Prequel

Voccola, Jeffrey, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Kings Row

Watkins, Kiki, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Grasshoppers at Dusk

Working, Russell, Oak Park, Illinois, The Red Corner

Yates, Brandy, Frankford, Delaware, Witness the River

Young, John, Cincinnati, Ohio, When the Coin is in the Air

 

Finalists

Aldwin, Gail, Dorchester, Dorset, UK, The String Games

Blair, John, San Marcos, Texas, The Glass Mountain

Dawid, Annie, Silver Cliff, Colorado, Resurrection City: A Novel of Jonestown

Dutton, Geoffrey, Belmont, Massachusetts, Mahmoud’s Jihad

Fitzpatrick, Mark, PARIS  75018 , Ile-de-France, France, Very Few to Love

Freeman, Sylvia, Durham, North Carolina, The Edge of Red

Henry, DeWitt, Watertown, Massachussetts, Strangers and Neighbors

Holland, Virginia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Behind the White Gate

Littell, Margot, Maplewood, New Jersey, October. Far From Home

McCarthy, Sean, Plymouth, Massachusetts, The Same Old Ground

McKean, Robert, Newton, Massachusetts, A Wilderness of Monkeys

O’Brien, Barret, Ashland, Oregon, Greater Wilder

Repak, Terry, Seattle, Washington, Swimming to Zanzibar

Salas, Jo, New Paltz, New York, Anticipation

Stanton, Edward, Lexington, Kentucky, The Taste of Love and the Sea

Unigwue, Chika, Marietta, Georgia, Leaving Meshach

Urban, Misty, Muscatine, Iowa, The Lighted Heart

Vickers, Joanne, Columbus, Ohio, Hester and Roger: A Prequel

Voccola, Jeffrey, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Kings Row

Working, Russell, Oak Park, Illinois, The Red Corner

 WINNER

Voccola, Jeffrey, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Kings Row

We would like to thank everyone who submitted their manuscripts to us, and entrusted us with such precious work.  Please accept our sincere gratitude and our best wishes for your continued writing success.

 

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