Ethel Rohan Novel Excerpt Prize Category
1st Prize: $100…. 2nd Prize: $50…. Third Prize:…. $25
Please send me a maximum of a 25 page novel excerpt (double-spaced) and no more than a one page synopsis (single-spaced). Hook me. Startle me. Move me. Not to impress, but because that’s what the story, your story, demands.
ETHEL ROHAN (San Francisco, CA) is the author of The Weight of Him, a debut novel published from St. Martin’s Press (US) and Atlantic Books (UK), June, 2017. The Weight of Him won the inaugural Plumeri Fellowship and was named an Amazon Best Book in Literary Fiction. She is also the author of two story collections, Goodnight Nobody and Cut Through the Bone, the former longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and the latter longlisted for the Story Prize. Longlisted for The 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, her work has appeared in The New York Times, World Literature Today, The Washington Post, PEN America, Tin House Online, GUERNICA Magazine, and many others. Raised in Dublin, Ireland, she lives in San Francisco.
Last Year’s Winners (2019)
First Prize: Tammie Painter of Milwaukie, OR for “The Timekeeper”
Second Prize: Sammi LaBue of Brooklyn, NY for “Welcome to Hooverville”
Third Prize: Marriah Nissen of Tucson, AZ for “The Taste of Hail”
Honorable Mentions: Dana Rodney of St. Helena, CA for “The Butterfly Wing”; Jennifer Voigt Kaplan of Chatham, NJ for “Sleep Leap”