2040 Awards Program

2040 Books Contest Finalists

2040 Books is proud to announce the finalists for their inaugural multicultural Awards Program!

Minorities have long been under-represented by the publishing industry, but according to the US Census, more than half of all Americans will be part of a minority group by the 2040s. All across America today, this vibrant cross-cultural boom is underway, changing how we view the world, and how we view literature and the arts. 2040 Books represents this exciting social change, standing as a strong, new voice in publishing and championing debut and established multicultural authors.

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The next 2040 Books Contest will begin in June, 2018. For updates, follow 2040 Books on Twitter or sign up for the SFWP Newsletter.

The Judge

Gish Jen

The author of six previous books, Jen has published short work in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories four times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award, her work was featured in a PBS American Masters’ special on the American novel, and is widely taught.

Visit Jen’s website.