Ethel Rohan Novel Excerpt Prize Category
First Prize: $100
Second 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) Ethel Rohan won the 2019 Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize, and her book In the Event of Contact will publish in spring 2021. Her debut novel The Weight of Him (St. Martin’s Press and Atlantic Books, 2017) was an Amazon, Bustle, KOBO, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book, and was shortlisted for the Reading Women Award. She is also the author of the 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. Her work has appeared widely, including The New York Times, World Literature Today, The Washington Post, PEN America, Tin House, and Guernica. Raised in Ireland, she lives in San Francisco where she is a member of The Writers Grotto.
Last Year’s (2019) Winners
- First Prize: Tammie Painter of Milwaukie, OR
- Second Prize: Sammi LaBue of Brooklyn, NY
“Welcome to Hooverville”
- Third Prize: Marriah Nissen of Tucson, AZ
“The Taste of Hail”
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)
Dana Rodney of St. Helena, CA
“The Butterfly Wing”
Jennifer Voigt Kaplan of Chatham, NJ