The Eludia Award Semi-finalists, Finalists and Winner

This is the page where the semi-finalists, finalists and winner of The Eludia Award will be named. If you have submitted to our award, please be sure to follow our blog so that you will be notified whenever we post updates.

Submissions for the 2020 Eludia Award will be accepted beginning September 30; the deadline for submissions is March 15, 2020.  Guidelines for our Eludia Award can be found here.

ELUDIA AWARD 2019 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of the 2019 Eludia Award as Elise Atchison of Livingston, Montana, for her wonderful novel, Crazy Mountain.  The award carries a prize of $1,000 and publication with Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing.

We are gratified for all the wonderful work that has been shared with us, and wish to thank all the writers who have entrusted their manuscripts to us.  Please make sure you follow our blog so that you will receive the announcement regarding the Eludia Award, its winners and the titles in our Eludia Award series.

Semi-Finalists

Allen, Nancy, Dallas, TX, The Gospel of New Eyes

Atchison, Elise, Livingston, MT, Crazy Mountain

Bal, Jennifer, Madison, WI, The Book of Histories

Bartley, Nancy, Federal Way, WA, Beaumonde Blues

Bell, Victoria, Ottawa, Canada, The Weight of Air

Bennett, Jackie, Staten Island, NY, Marginalia

Brush, Lorelei, Annandale, VA, Uncovering

Byrne, Mary, Montpellier, France, Tales in Maghrebi landscapes

Carlsen, Ionna, Tesuque, NM, People of the World of Dust

Clay, Brenda, Lexington, KY, In the Time of the Sun

Clopton, Linda, Decatur, GA, Intimate Apparel

Closter, Lori, Plympton, MA, Riding the Elephant

Cochrell, Christie, Santa Cruz, CA, Dancing on Broken Glass

Connolly, Maureen, Oak Park, IL, A Million Miles From Yesterday

Cook, Nancy, St. Paul, MN, Talking About Hard Luck and Free Love…

Corsetti, Patrina, Steamboat Springs, CO., All Towns Sin and Other Wrongdoings

Cupolo, Lisa, Orange, CA, Two Elizabeths

Dale, Theresa, Quebec, Canada, Chrysalis

D’Amato, Robin, NYC, NY, Don’t Poke the Bear

Davidson, Lale, Saratoga Springs, NY, Calling Down the Mountain

Davis, Nancy, Park Ridge, IL, Elementall

Duck, Lexy, Daytona Beach, FL, The Tattered Black Book

Dupree, Jennifer, Harrison, ME, The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach

Efird, Debra Madaris, Harrisburg, NC, Things Told and Untold

Egnoski, Tina, Barrington, RI, The Sound of an Untroubled Heart

Ets-Hokin, Judith, Belvedere/Tiburon, CA, Chance and Other Stories

Fantasia, Caroline, Lexington, MA, A Mother’s Fairy Tale

Franckowiak, Melissa, NY, NY, Another Five Patients

Gates, Roberta, Riverside, IL, At a Loss: Stories

Gerard, Jill, Wilmington, NC, Things Impossible to Hold

Gibbs, Pam, Pegram, TN, Coming Home to a Place I’ve Never Been

Goodman, Josephine, Williamstown, MA, A Dance in the Dust

Gordon, Donna, Cambridge, MA, What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me

Grimes, Christine, Sackets Harbor, NY, T-Day

Hartman, Virginia, Rockville, MD, Drawing Water

Heipt, Wendy, Seattle, WA, Prologue

Hill, Mary Louise, Buffalo, NY, Past Remedies

Hoffman, Debora, Belmont, MA, #resist

Huebner, Karla, Dayton, OH, In Search of the Magic Theater

Immerman, Marion, Philadelphia, PA, Diminished

Johnson, Beth, Canton, MI, Trees With Names

Jones, Heather, St. Petersburg, FL, Tennessee Murder Ballad

Jones, Jeanne, Rochester, NY, Treasures of Richland County

Joyner, Kari, Newcastle, OK, Bloom Where You’re Planted

Kamat, Madhuri, Mumbai, India, Reemachiaiee

Kann, Lydia, Northampton, MA, The Sweetness of the Vine

Katz, Emily Alice, Durham, NC, The Book of Nut and Other Stories

Keller, Rebecca, Oak Park, IL, What the Body Remembers

Kitaj, Karma, Brookline, MA, Beguiled: A Novel

Kreisler, Edie, Cottrell, Piedmont, CA, Along the Seawall

Kroos, Dana, Las Cruces, NM, The Wayfinder’s Guide

Kunka, Jen, Great Falls, MT, Li – Right Conduct, Propriety –

Lavinsky, Judith, Boulder, CO, Floaters

Lee, D.L., NYC, NY, Sisterly Love

Lethlean, Karen, Heathcote, NSW, Australia, Water’s Edge

Lewis, Jennifer, San Fransisco, CA, The New Low

Lundeen, Nan, Eau Claire, MI, The Great Preoccupier

Lupul, Lori, Alberta, Canada, A Sweet Pea in Baltimore

Mainardi, Priscilla, Montclair, NJ, Nineteen Steps

Martin-Wright, Leighanne, The Three Lifetimes of Yang Ya

McCafferty, Maureen, Milton, VT, Spy Birds Long Nesting

McCarthy, Peggy, Columbia, IN, The Road to Last Ditch

Miller, Carolyn, San Fransisco, CA, Notes to Zorro

Moore, Leslie, Northfield, MN, Shooting Cellos

Noelle, Catharine Allen, Seattle, WA, Go Away

Noll, Stephanie, Austin, TX, St. Ruby’s Academy for Boys and Girls

Owen, Chris Gordon, Brooklyn, NY, Path Cycle

Page, Jo, Schenectady, NY, Dating Beethoven

Pavis, Athar, Paris, France, The Pyramid

Pelekidis, Angie, Port Crane, NY, Patrimonium

Plotnick, Tamra, Brooklyn, NY, NY, Saudade Soup

Puma, Joanie, Sheridan, WY, The Myth of the Normal Person

Ramani, Susmita, Palo Alto, CA, What the Gods Want

Ray, Anne, Brooklyn, NY, Scenic Overlook

Reichle-Aguilera, Tisha Marie, Los Angeles, CA, Becoming Chicana

Repak, Terry, Seattle, WA, Swimming to Zanzibar

Rye, C., Burbank, CA, Exit the Western Gate

Rye, C., Burbank, CA, LA Anxiety: Sketches and Thumbnails 

Scalia Rosalia, Baltimore, MD, Stumbling Toward Grace

Schmidt, Jan, NYC, NY, Collateral Regeneration

Scott, Dianne, Ontario, Canada, Squeeze

Shafer, Elizabeth, Saugerties, NY, The Last Fire

Slatkin, Marcia, Rhinebeck, NY, The Rain The Lets Things Live

Sleeper, Sarah, Rancho Santa Fe, NM, Suicide Forrest

Smith, Susie, Oxfordshire, England, Prime Numbers

Springsteen, Jennifer, Portland, OR, Wallace Farm

Stunkenberg, Jill, Wausau, WI, Labor Day

Tanner, Daryl, Tujunga, CA, What Feeds the Heart

Thomas, Dar, Pittsburgh, PA, Best Served Cold

Tilden-Lie, Judith, Watchung, NJ, The Flames of Dissent

Tseng, Jeannie, NYC, NY, Never Too Late

Walker, Cynthia, Eugene, OR, The Paradise Club

Walsh, Cheryl, Iowa City, IA, One of Us

Watson, Eudora, Canton, NY, Finding Christopher

Welsh, Susan, Lummi Island, WA, A Thread So Fine

Zurenda, Susan, Spartanburg, SC, Bells for Eli

 

Finalists

Atchison, Elise, Livingston, MT, Crazy Mountain

Byrne, Mary, Montpellier, France, Tales in Maghrebi landscapes

Carlsen, Ionna, Tesuque, NM, People of the World of Dust

Cochrell, Christie, Santa Cruz, CA, Dancing on Broken Glass

Corsetti, Patrina, Steamboat Springs, CO., All Towns Sin and Other Wrongdoings

Egnoski, Tina, Barrington, RI, The Sound of an Untroubled Heart

Fantasia, Caroline, Lexington, MA, A Mother’s Fairy Tale

Franckowiak, Melissa, NYC, NY, Another Five Patients

Huebner, Karla, Dayton, OH, In Search of the Magic Theater

Jones, Heather, St. Petersburg, FL, Tennessee Murder Ballad

Kamat, Madhuri, Mumbai, India, Reemachiaiee

Katz, Emily Alice, Durham, NC, The Book of Nut and Other Stories

Kroos, Dana, Las Cruces, NM, The Wayfinder’s Guide

Kunka, Jen, Great Falls, MT, Li – Right Conduct, Propriety –

Lavinsky, Judith, Boulder, CO, Floaters

Lethlean, Karen, Heathcote, NSW, Australia, Water’s Edge

Lewis, Jennifer, San Fransisco, CA, The New Low

Moore, Leslie, Northfield, MN, Shooting Cellos

Pelekidis, Angie, Port Crane, NY, Patrimonium

Puma, Joanie, Sheridan, WY, The Myth of the Normal Person

Ramani, Susmita, Palo Alto, CA, What the Gods Want

Repak, Terry, Seattle, WA, Swimming to Zanzibar

Scalia Rosalia, Baltimore, MD, Stumbling Toward Grace

Schmidt, Jan, NYC, NY, Collateral Regeneration

Scott, Dianne, Ontario, Canada, Squeeze

Slatkin, Marcia, Rhinebeck, NY, The Rain The Lets Things Live

Smith, Susie, Oxfordshire, England, Prime Numbers

Thomas, Dar, Pittsburgh, PA, Best Served Cold

Tilden-Lie, Judith, Watchung, NJ, The Flames of Dissent

Tseng, Jeannie, NYC, NY, Never Too Late

Winner

Atchison, Elise, Livingston, MT, Crazy Mountain

 

Congratulations to Elise Atchison, and to all of our semi-finalists and finalists;  congratulations as well to all those who have accomplished the very great feat of finishing a book-length work of fiction!

 

 

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The listing of our previous (2018) semi-finalists, finalists and winner are below:

ELUDIA AWARD 2018

We are pleased to announce Justine Dymond of Belchertown, Massachusetts, as our winner, for her wonderful story collection, The Emigrants and Other Stories. Justine will receive $1,000 in prize money and her manuscript will be published by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing.

Below are the semi-finalists and the finalists for the 2018 cycle.

We want to congratulae not only our winner and those who have been named here as semi-finalists and finalists, but ALL writers who have submitted. Finishing a book-length project is no easy feat, and we celebrate each and every one of you for your creativity and determination.

Semi-finalists

Adelstein, Marlene, Cottekill, New York, Bird Girl
Amon, Elizabeth, Seattle, Washington, High Dive
Andersen, Hope, Mooresville, North Carolina, The Book Sisters
Barr, Lois, Riverwoods, Illinois, Bess Cooper
Beal, Chris, Santa Cruz, California, Flesh of Enlightenment
Beaupre, Sylvia, Weare, New Hampshire, ‘Til
Bowen, Barbara, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Music is Murder
Braxton, Lisa, Weymouth, Massachusetts, The Talking Drum
Davis, Susan, White Plains, New York, Geoffrey the Short
Dymond, Justine, Belchertown, Massachusetts, The Emigrant and Other Stories
Greenleaf-MacEwan, Maplewood, New Jersey, Nineteen
Haladay, Joan, NYC, New York, The Book of Men
Hatsopoulos, Marina, Boston, Massachusetts, Through the Cracks, stories
Hope, Rebecca, Champlin, Minnesota, Silken Strands
Hopkins, Aliina, West Hartford, Connecticut, Coldsnap
Howell, Ann, Asheville, North Carolina, The Red Tin Chocolate Box
Joseph, Rachel, San Antonio, Texas, Men With Facial Hair and Other Hallucinations, stories
Kann, Lydia, Northampton, Massachusetts, Life’s Too Short
Krautkramer, Kate, Yampa, Colorado, In the Garden, stories
Kuppers, Petra, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Ice Bar, stories
Langham, Simon, Homer, Alaska, The Improbabilities of the Marvelous Tale, stories
Larsen, Mareike, Lyons, New York, Something Wild
Letter, Kristie, Lafayette, Colorado, The Slow Expansions of Subterranean Possibility: Stories
Loomis, Laura Ruth, Pittsburg, California, Best Interests
Louie, Diane, Paris, France, Plumbing Olympus
Markwart, Sandy Speers, Hanover, Massachusetts, I Want You to Know
Matthews, Kelly, Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Memorialist
McAfee, Deidre, Richmond, Virginia, The Circus of Bare Skin, stories
McKinnell, Julia, British Columbia, Canada, Vernette
Minor, Nancy, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Malheur August
Mullee, Susan, North Ridgeville, Ohio, Fraternal Tears
Pelekides, Angie, Port Crane, New York, One Stone, Two Turtledoves
Ramos-Chertok, Maria, Mill Valley, California, Rosie’s Blues
Roebuck, Sarah, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Friends Like These & Other Stories
Shaw, Suzanne, Lacey, Washington, Of Ships and Sealing Wax
Simmons, Cindy, State College, Pennsylvania, Wrong Kind of Paper
Simons, Wendy, Stevensville, Michigan, Weeding Out The Lies
Uroff, Catherine, Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Guests
Walsh, Cheryl, Iowa City, Iowa, Unequal Treatment
Wells, Janet, Berkeley, California, Bamboo Grows Straight Up to the Sky
Wolfson, Pamela, Arlington, Massachusetts, The Causeway
Worsham, Sandra, Milledgeville, Georgia, The Cows Chew Loud in Milledgeville, stories
Zarrow, Maria, Newark, California, Countertransference

Finalists

Bowen, Barbara, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Music is Murder
Dymond, Justine, Belchertown, Massachusetts, The Emigrant and Other Stories
Haladay, Joan, NYC, New York, The Book of Men
Hatsopoulos, Marina, Boston, Massachusetts, Through the Cracks, stories
Hopkins, Aliina, West Hartford, Connecticut, Coldsnap
Howell, Ann, Asheville, North Carolina, The Red Tin Chocolate Box
Joseph, Rachel, San Antonio, Texas, Men With Facial Hair and Other Hallucinations, stories
Krautkramer, Kate, Yampa, Colorado, In the Garden, stories
Kuppers, Petra, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Ice Bar, stories
Langham, Simon, Homer, Alaska, The Improbabilities of the Marvelous Tale, stories
Letter, Kristie, Lafayette, Colorado, The Slow Expansions of Subterranean Possibility: Stories
Louie, Diane, Paris, France, Plumbing Olympus
Markwart, Sandy Speers, Hanover, Massachusetts, I Want You to Know
McAfee, Deidre, Richmond, Virginia, The Circus of Bare Skin, stories
Minor, Nancy, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Malheur August
Wells, Janet, Berkeley, California, Bamboo Grows Straight Up to the Sky
Wolfson, Pamela, Arlington, Massachusetts, The Causeway

Winner

Dymond, Justine, Belchertown, Massachusetts, The Emigrant and Other Stories