All men. All white. All wrong. Lit has a long way to go. -KD
ETA: Considering I was chastised by the contest director I will add this: I am not
at all a gender or ethnicity Nazi. However, I do think contests should be read
blindly as to anything about the author, and yes, I do think there is a pervasive
style in the literary world that was for the most part created by men and continues on.
Announcing The Story Prize Finalists
Three Collections Will Compete for the $20,000 Prize
January 12, 2016 By Literary Hub
Now in its 12th year, The Story Prize was established by Larry Dark and Julie Lindsey in 2004 to honor short fiction collections and to attract further attention to the form. Previous winners include Edwidge Danticat, Tobias Wolff, Claire Vaye Watkins, and many others. This year, The Story Prize selected three finalists from 100 submissions representing 64 different publishers and imprints. The three collections vying for 2016’s $20,000 top prize are:
There’s Something I Want You to Do, Charles Baxter
Thirteen Ways of Looking, Colum McCann
Fortune Smiles, Adam Johnson
Judges Anthony Doerr, Rita Meade, and Kathryn Schulz will choose a winner from these three finalists. The winner will be announced at The Story Prize’s annual award event at the New School’s Auditorium on Wednesday, March 2.