2022 Prose Open Reading Period Selections Announced

Sundress Publications is thrilled to announce the results of the 2022 Prose Open Reading Period. The winning selection is José Angel Araguz’s Ruin and Want. The book is scheduled for release in 2023.

José Angel Araguz, Ph.D. is the author most recently of Rotura (Black Lawrence Press, 2022). His poetry and prose have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Poetry International, The Acentos Review, and Oxidant | Engine among other places. He is an Assistant Professor at Suffolk University, where he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Salamander and is also a faculty member of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program. He blogs and reviews books at The Friday Influence.

The Editorial Board of Sundress assigns Honorable Mentions to:

Mi Gente/My People, Amelia Díaz Ettinger
The Fallen Ones, Michalle Gould

Finalists

Pro Infirmus, Sarah Giragosian
Undocumented Desert Rose, féi hernandez
Water Study, Freesia McKee
Different Kinds of Death, Dorothy Neagle
Scruffy City, Arabella Sarver
Between Worlds, Deepak Singh

Semi-Finalists

Small Cruelties, Joanna Acevedo
Recto/Verso, Liz Asch
Bitten by the Lantern Fly, Frances Cannon
A Handful of Earth, Jesse Curran
Forecast 2031, Marlena Chertock
Naked Phoenix Child, Brooke Gitzel
Intrusive Thoughts, Phoebe Rusch
Moon Scribbles, Kimberly Ann Priest
Reliance, Julia Tagliere
Boy in the House of Art, Gregg Williard

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