2040 Books Contest Finalists

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

Founded in 2016 as an imprint of the Santa Fe Writers Project, and in conjunction with the Creative Writing Program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, 2040 Books represents a new voice in publishing, championing the work of debut and established multicultural authors.

From the list below, judge Mat Johnson will select a winner and a runner-up, which we hope to announce by the first of September. Stay tuned to 2040’s Twitter feed and their Facebook page for updates.

2040 Books will be offering a competitive, full market contract to the winner.

Now! In no particular order – here are the ten finalists!

  • “All Roads Lead to Blood” by Bonnie Chau
  • “Alone Wolf – Memoir of Murder-Suicide and Rock ‘n’ Roll in China” by Elliott Chen
  • “If I Survive You” by Jonathan Escoffery
  • “Girlz ‘N the Hood: A Memoir of a Pistol Packin’ Mama in South Central Los Angeles” by Mary Hillwagner
  • “Come Closer: Stories” by Patricia Powell
  • “Almost Best” by Sharon Hashimoto
  • “Sugar, Smoke, Song” by Reema Rajbanshi
  • “Return of the Lost Son” by Christopher Gonzales
  • “Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories” by May-lee Chai
  • “Through Eyes Like Mine” by Noriko Nakada
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