2021 Prose Open Reading Period Selections Announced

Sundress Publications is thrilled to announce the results of the 2021 prose open reading period. The winning selection is Margo Berdeshevsky’s Kneel Said the Night (a hybrid book in half notes).

Margo Berdeshevsky, born in New York City, often lives and writes in Paris. Her latest poetry collection, Before The Drought, is from Glass Lyre Press. A new poetry collection, It Is Still Beautiful To Hear The Heart Beat, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. Berdeshevsky is the author of Between Soul & Stone and But a Passage in Wilderness (Sheep Meadow Press). Her book of illustrated stories, Beautiful Soon Enough, received the first Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Award for Fiction Collective Two. She received the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her works appear in Poetry International, New Letters, Kenyon Review, and many others. Her “Letters from Paris” have appeared in Poetry International online. 

Runners-Up

Christine Stewart-Nunez, Chrysopoeia: Essays of Language, Love, and Place
Xuan Nguyen, The Fairies Sing Each to Each: A Libretto

Finalists

Josh Denslow, Magic Can’t Save Us: 15 Tales Of Likely Failure
Andrew Gretes, Please Don’t Feed The Philosophers: Stories
Leslie Jenike, Hide Fox And All After: Essays
Frances Park, Ahn Love: A Novella
Juan Carlos Reyes, Three-Alarm Fire: Fictions
Darci Dawn Schummer, The Ballad Of Two Sisters

Semi-Finalists

Elizabeth Bruce, Universally Adored And Other One Dollar Stories
Holly Burdorff, Legal American Tender
Heidi Czerwiec, Scents & Sensibility
Michael Czyzniejewski, Having A Catch At The End Of The World: Dad Stories
Nathan Gehoski, Horsemen
Leah Griesmann, Stripped
Daniela Molnar, Chorus

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