2017 Creative Nonfiction Book Award

KellyJBeardAuthorPicKelly Beard wins 2017 Creative Nonfiction Book Award

We are happy to announce that judge Janisse Ray has selected Kelly Beard’s memoir, AN IMPERFECT RAPTURE, as the 2017 winner of the Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award! Kelly will receive $1,000, and her book will be published in the fall of 2018. Congratulations to Kelly!

Kelly Beard received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in July of 2016. Her work has appeared in recent issues of Five Points, the Santa Ana River Review, and Bacopa Literary Review.
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We would also like to congratulate runner-up Doug Crandell and this year’s finalists and semifinalists.

 

 

Runner-up: Tornado Season by Doug Crandell

Finalists:
Justin Gardiner, Beneath the Shadow: Legacy and Longing in the Anarctic

Peter Grandbois, Kissing the Lobster
Rachel Michelle Hanson, The End of Tennessee 
Anne Panning, Walking Backwards
Julie Marie Wade, Telephone: Essays in Two Voices

A.A. Weiss, Lenin’s Asylum

Semifinalists:

Kim Adrian, The 27th Letter of the Alphabet

Kat Moore, In a Blue Fog
Lucy Sweeney Byrne, Selfie
Laurie Blauner, I Was One of My Memories

Julie Marie Wade, The Hourglass: Meditations on the Body

Sandra Worsham, Going to Wings
Jodie Noel Vinson, The Only House in the World
Janet Yoder, Where the Language Lives
Charles Green, Ways of Being Afraid
M.B. McLatchey, Beginner’s Mind
Jacqueline Haskins, Underwater, Eyes Open
Betty Jo Buro, The Road from Emmaus
Alison Amorello Seibold, Somebody’s Babies

Sincerest thanks to our readers, to final judge Janisse Ray, and to all who submitted manuscripts to this year’s contest.

 

KellyJBeardAuthorPicKelly Beard wins 2017 Creative Nonfiction Book Award

We are happy to announce that judge Janisse Ray has selected Kelly Beard’s memoir, AN IMPERFECT RAPTURE, as the 2017 winner of the Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award! Kelly will receive $1,000, and her book will be published in the fall of 2018. Congratulations to Kelly!

Kelly Beard received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in July of 2016. Her work has appeared in recent issues of Five Points, the Santa Ana River Review, and Bacopa Literary Review.
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We would also like to congratulate runner-up Doug Crandell and this year’s finalists and semifinalists.

Runner-up: Tornado Season by Doug Crandell

Finalists:
Justin Gardiner, Beneath the Shadow: Legacy and Longing in the Anarctic

Peter Grandbois, Kissing the Lobster
Rachel Michelle Hanson, The End of Tennessee 
Anne Panning, Walking Backwards
Julie Marie Wade, Telephone: Essays in Two Voices

A.A. Weiss, Lenin’s Asylum

Semifinalists:

Kim Adrian, The 27th Letter of the Alphabet

Kat Moore, In a Blue Fog
Lucy Sweeney Byrne, Selfie
Laurie Blauner, I Was One of My Memories

Julie Marie Wade, The Hourglass: Meditations on the Body

Sandra Worsham, Going to Wings
Jodie Noel Vinson, The Only House in the World
Janet Yoder, Where the Language Lives
Charles Green, Ways of Being Afraid
M.B. McLatchey, Beginner’s Mind
Jacqueline Haskins, Underwater, Eyes Open
Betty Jo Buro, The Road from Emmaus
Alison Amorello Seibold, Somebody’s Babies

Sincerest thanks to our readers, to final judge Janisse Ray, and to all who submitted manuscripts to this year’s contest.