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 (2018)
FIRST PRIZE: Joseph Simurdiak of Japan for “A Red Autumn Wind”
SECOND PRIZE: Benedicte Grima of Media, PA for “Talk Till The Minutes Run Out: 7-Eleven to Pakistan”
Third prize: Sarah McElwain of New York, NY for “Give a Girl an Inch”
Honorable Mentions: T. L. Sherwood of Springville, NY for “For Pete’s Sake”; Marjorie S. Broadhead of Clyde, OH for “Moon Shadow”; Phyllis Houseman of Clayton, CA for “Somewhere in the Silence”