Awards Program 2015 — The Long List

What an amazing Awards Program this year. We had nearly 500 entries, and there were so many amazing authors, the Long List was a struggle to put together. As it is, it’s a very long list — 73 names! Congratulations to you all.

I hope to have the short list in hand before the holidays, but no promises. It may not show up till the first week of January. Stay tuned to the Contest page for updates, and join me on Twitter.

Here’s the long list:

Middlefield by Donald Modica

The Land at the End of the Earth by J.K. Shushtari

Sins of the Fathers by Laurie and John Fatland

Slow Exposure by Carole Burns

Magic for Unlucky Girls by A.A. Balaskovits

Becoming the Answer Jew: A Minnesota Journey by Tracy Harris

Bartleby’s Rainbow by Reg Darling

Pioneer Camp by Christian Felt

Drafts of a Suicide Note by Mandy-Suzanne Wong

Fortress for One by Mary Vensel White

Art and Crafts: In the Evenings of an Amateur by Tara Deal

The Vitruvian Man by Kathleen Maher

The Invented Life of Kitty Duncan by Kat Meads

The Shadows of 1915 by Jerry Burger

What Survives by Phyllis M Skoy

Uncertain Treasures: Stories by Alison Withey

Cages by Sylvia Torti

Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown by Annie Dawid

At the End of the World by Allison Reu

Fire! by Christopher Davis

These Are Our Demands by Matthew Pitt

On One Memorable Day by Douglass Seaver

Some Liars by Alex Higley

On the Island of Sugar and Secrets by Gail Chehab

The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir About Being Lost and Found by Loreen Lee

The Ride by Nancy Demme

Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces by Dorit Sasson

Dead Light by Lenore Hart

States of Emergency by Chauna Craig

Little Angel by Jody Hobbs Hesler

The House on Ashbury by Susie Hara

The Journal of Henry David Tarantula by Betsy Bernfeld

Nature and Desire by George Keithley

Place: Canfield by Bob Gentzel

When a Red Bird Flies by Karen Evancic

The Gift by Louis Michalski

Like A Bee in the Brain by Jerry Baskfield

Remember To Forget Me by Kerry Bakken

Blueberry of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard by Vicki Salloum

5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours by Lisa Reisman

The Counterclockwise Amber Minge by Dean Monti

The Last Tiger by Deborah Thompson

Life, Move Leisurely by Sahar Mustafah

Purgatory by Melissa Fondakowski

The Dog is Back. Kill the Dog. by Will Wootton

Imperfect Rapture by Kelly Beard

Rainbirds by Clarissa N G

Seasons by Robert Mundy

Unruly Creatures by Jennifer Caloyeras

Chanticleer by Marney Blair

Living Treasures by Yang Huang

The Buddha Train by Stephen Policoff

The Rock Eaters by brenda peynado

Wimmera by Mark Brandi

Jerusalem As a Second Language by Rochelle Distelheim

Call it Love by Amaya Rivera

The Dieter by Mark Connelly

A Bad Goodbye: Reckoning the Aftermath of Murder by Charisse Coleman

Chinese Red by Elizabeth Horneber

Transit by J.D. Smith

A Comparative Seismology: Stories by Jacob Appel

The Myth of Wile E. by Colleen De Maio

Billy Penn’s Hat by Brian Heston

A Young Diana and the Raptor Nightingales by Sephone Zorro

The Cloister Door by Victoria Hughes

Life List by Mimi Morton

Still Standing: My Journey from Doubt to Wonder by Peter Gibb

October, Far From Home by Margo Littell

The Time of Quarantine by Katharine Haake

More Horses Than Cars by Lynda Miller

Fools and Cowards by Vicki Salloum

Emilio: A People’s Politician — The Life and Times of Emilio Naranjo by Robert McGeagh

Love will Keep Us Together and Other Fables by Brenda Liebling-Goldberg