The Eludia Award Semi-finalists, Finalists and Winner

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Guidelines for our Eludia Award can be found here.

The list below is the 2018 semi-finalists, finalists and winner, which are the manuscripts submitted during the 2017 cycle.

ELUDIA AWARD

After many, many months of reading and deliberation of our 2017 Eludia Award submissions, 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. PLEASE NOTE: These are the 2017 manuscript submissions, which are considered for our 2018 award. Our 2018 Eludia Award submission deadline is closed; they are in consideration for our 2019 award. The next deadline for submission, for the 2019 cycle to be awarded in 2020, will be March 15, 2019. (See guidelines here)

We want to congratulation 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

 

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