Sundress Publications is thrilled to announce the results of the 2019 open reading period for full-length poetry manuscripts. The winning selections are: Anna Meister’s What Nothing and Esteban Rodriguez’s The Valley. Each is slated for publication in 2021.
Anna Meister is the author of two chapbooks, most recently As if (Glass Poetry Press, 2018). She earned an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she served as a Goldwater Writing Fellow. Meister’s poems have appeared in BOAAT, The Adroit Journal, Kenyon Review, The Shallow Ends, & elsewhere. She lives in Des Moines, IA with her wife & son.
Esteban Rodríguez is the author of the collections Dusk & Dust (Hub City Press 2019), Crash Course (Saddle Road Press 2019), In Bloom (SFASU Press 2020), and (Dis)placement (Skull + Wind Press 2020). His poetry has appeared in Boulevard, The Rumpus, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. He is the Interviews Editor for the EcoTheo Review, an Assistant Poetry Editor for AGNI, and a regular reviews contributor for PANK and Heavy Feather Review. He lives with his family in Austin, Texas.
Congratulations also to this year’s finalists and semifinalists.
Linda Dove, Coin
Melissa Helton, Out, and Out Again
Emily Mercurio, Slime Child
Alison Palmer, The Alarmist
Michelle Reed, The Body Left Behind
Valorie Ruiz, In Stories We Thunder
Katie Schmid, Eat the Dream
Quintin Collins, The Dandelion Speaks of Survival
Brandi George, The Nameless
Gail Goepfert, Self-Portrait as Thorns
Paula Harris, A Thousand Deliciously Ill-Advised Ways to Shorten Your Life
Heather Hughes, Like Bodies Inventing Ghosts
Rae Hoffman Jager, American Bitch
Becca J.R. Lachman, What I say to this house
Jean Prokott, Our Problems are the Same Size as Us
Brooke Sahni, Before I Had the Word
Sara Sams, Atom City
Kimberly Ann Southwick, Orchid Alpha
Elizabeth Theroit, Haruspex
Tony Trigilio, Self-Portrait in the Glare of Motion Detector Lights
Emily Troia, Mental Coordinates
A 501(c)3 non-profit literary press collective founded in 2000, Sundress Publications is an entirely volunteer-run press that publishes chapbooks and full-length collections in both print and digital formats, and hosts numerous literary journals, an online reading series, and the Best of the Net Anthology.