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 deadline for submissions to our third cycle of The Blue Mountain Award is extended to March 31, 2020. Please be sure to follow us here. We will be posting the semi-finalists, finalists and winner here, under “Book Award Announcements”.

Guidelines for the Blue Mountain Award can be found here.

The semi-finalists, finalists and winner:

THE BLUE MOUNTAIN AWARD 2019

We are excited to announce that the winner of our Blue Mountain Award for the 2019 cycle is Angie Pelikidis of Port Crane, NY for her novel, Unlucky Mel Please be sure to follow our blog for more information about Angie, and for updates about the publication of her novel.

Semi-finalists

Berger, Bruce, Silver Spring, MD, Kal Ganis of Kavala
Bolick, Gary, Clemmons, NC, Sailing Back to Calypso
Boone, Joseph, Los Angeles, CA, Furnace Creek
Burkhart, Hugh, San Diego, CA, Customer Service: A Novel
Chafe, Christy, Hudson, OH, I’m Here
Clark, Marisa, Albuquerque, NM, Hermosa
Clearman, Deborah, NY, NY, Remedios
Cole, Jim, Duncan Mills, CA, ffrrfr
Craig, Charles, Decatur, GA, Trapped
Dawid, Annie, Silver Cliff, CO, Negroes and Jews Are Hereby Declared Aliens
de la Cuesta, Barbara, Mantoloking, NJ, Dinner Party
Decker, Frederic, Bowie, MD, Eating Stew
Deines, Michelle, Vancouver, Canada, The Prize Bull
Epstein, Ann, Ann Arbor, MI, Nine in Ten
Fowler, Jaclyn, Longmont, CO, Jack: The Almost True Story of the Molly Maguires
Franckowiak, Melissa, NY, NY, Emmanuel
Freeman, Sylvia, Durham, NC, Line of Red Ink
Friedmann, Patty, New Orleans, LA, Heaven Holds a Place
Gustine, Amy, Ottawa Hills, OH, Birds for Ransom
Haladay, Joan, NY, NY, The Lisbon Dreamers
Havard, Malcolm, Cheshire, UK, LMF
Hayes, Robert E., Elgin, IL, Everyone Will Know
Heiser, Walter, Bangkok, Thailand, Angelville
Henderson, Ann S., NY, NY, Revolution-The Biography of Professor Sally May Smith
Holdefer, Charles, Brussels, Belgium, Don’t Look At Me
Jacobi, Tonja, Chicago, IL, The Accidental Dissident
Kim, Eunice, Claremont, CA, The Other Shore
Kuryla, Mary, Topanga, CA, The Stay
Latimer, George, Bryan, TX, The Eve of St. Theodosia
Levchev, Vladimir, Sofia, Bulgaria, In the Shadow of the Red Rock
Littman, Elliot, Zurich, Switzerland, The TIN
MacPherson, Kitta, Belleville, NJ, Mad Hatters and Glow Girls
McCune, BF, Denver, CO, The Company of Old Ladies
Metcalfe, Alyssa, West Barnstable, MA, Street
Methvin, TJ, West Chester, PA, Right of Way
Moore, Leslie, Northfield, MN, Shooting Cellos
Pavis, Athar, Paris, France, The Pyramid
Pelekidis, Angie, Port Crane, NY, Unlucky Mel
Puma, Joanie, Sheridan, WY, The Myth of the Normal Person
Roth, Richard, Camarillo, CA, NoLab
Sheehan-Bubla, Morgan, Harfield, MA, Elena Sarnova and the 5th of July
Sheehan, E. Ann, Dartmouth, MA, Buried Smoke
Shilts, Christopher, Flemington, NJ, The Song of the Dark Guitar
Silverman, EG, Skillman, NJ, Be My Own Father
Tonkin, David, Port Townsend, WA, Altered Children
Tsessarsky, Boris, Montclair, NJ, The Lost Recordings
Varma, Jaideep, Mumbai, India, #GlobalJeopardy
Wellington, Beth, Wellesley, MA, The Lovers of Cordoba
Zimecki, Michael, Pittsburgh, PA, The Migration of Birds

Finalists

Berger, Bruce, Silver Spring, MD, Kal Ganis of Kavala
Burkhart, Hugh, San Diego, CA, Customer Service: A Novel
Clark, Marisa, Albuquerque, NM, Hermosa
Fowler, Jaclyn, Longmont, CO, Jack: The Almost True Story of the Molly Maguires
Gustine, Amy, Ottawa Hills, OH, Birds for Ransom
Jacobi, Tonja, Chicago, IL, The Accidental Dissident
Kuryla, Mary, Topanga, CA, The Stay
Levchev, Vladimir, Sofia, Bulgaria, In the Shadow of the Red Rock
MacPherson, Kitta, Belleville, NJ, Mad Hatters and Glow Girls
Moore, Leslie, Northfield, MN, Shooting Cellos
Pelekidis, Angie, Port Crane, NY, Unlucky Mel
Roth, Richard, Camarillo, CA, NoLab
Sheehan-Bubla, Morgan, Harfield, MA, Elena Sarnova and the 5th of July
Shilts, Christopher, Flemington, NJ, The Song of the Dark Guitar

Winner
Pelekidis, Angie, Port Crane, NY, Unlucky Mel

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THE BLUE MOUNTAIN AWARD 2018

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

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