The guest judge for the 2010 Flatmancrooked Fiction Prize is author Benjamin Percy and thepurse for the prize recipient is $1,000.00. The prize opens for submissions on Monday, May 3rd, 2010.
Benjamin Percy is the author of a novel, The Wilding (forthcoming from Graywolf Press in fall 2010), and two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio (click to listen), performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire (click to read) , Men’s Journal, Outside, the Paris Review (click to read or listen), the Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, and many other magazines and journals. His honors include the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Plimpton Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories. In 2009, First Second Books (a division of Macmillan) published a graphic novel adaptation of Refresh, Refresh, illustrated by Eisner-nominated artist Danica Novgorodoff and co-authored by filmmaker James Ponsoldt. He teaches in the MFA program in creative writing and environment at Iowa State University.
About the prize:
- 1st Place/Prize Recipient receives a $1,000.00 stipend, print publication in Flatmancrooked 4 (to be published winter 10/11), designation as the 2010 Flatmancrooked Prize Recipient, online feature, and invitation to Flatmancrooked 2nd Annual Night One Party at AWP 2011 in Washington DC.
- 10 finalists will receive print publication in Flatmancrooked 4, designation as a 2010 Flatmancrooked Prize Finalist, and online feature.
- $15.00 for a single entry
- $40.00 for a triple entry