PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers Nominations
And it’s time for another set of nominations! A huge part of our mission is publishing new writers. We try to feature a debut poetry or fiction piece in every issue and highlight it on the website, and today it was an honor to submit three stories for recognition.
The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers recognizes twelve emerging fiction writers each year for their debut short story and aims to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers.
Twelve winning writers will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and will be honored at the annual PEN Literary Awards Ceremony in New York City. We wish our nominees the best of luck!
Barbara Gruska for The Sunstick
Emmalie Dropkin for A Lamentation of Swans
Kristen Havens for Saint Patient
Best of the Net Nominations
We are so very excited to announce our best of the net nominees for 2016:
The Day You Find Out Your Uncle Was Gunned Down By Police by Lis Anna-Langston
Echoes of Time by Annette Covrigaru
We Belong to the Sky by Ser Anderson
My Father Was a Beekeeper by James Croal Jackson
Palm Lines by Michael Mira
The Red-Winged Bird by Paris Norris
Best of luck to our nominees!