Author Spotlight: Kayleigh Wanzer

On transforming the personal into the universal By Katya Ellis   Kayleigh Wanzer sees writing creative nonfiction as a cathartic process. From drafting and revising to editing, “the experience becomes less about what I went through and more about what is on the...

2017 Literary Awards Program Winners

Judge Benjamin Percy has decided on the winners! We’ll get right to it: The two runner-ups are: Doug Crandell for Tornado Season. Crandell is an author and teacher. He’s received awards and endowments from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Virginia...

SFWP 2017 Literary Awards Program: Top Ten

Hello again Awards Program folks! We now have a top ten list. From the names below, the winners will emerge — hopefully within the next week or two! We announced the short list a few weeks ago right here. The long list of finalists is right here. And, now, in no...

SFWP 2017 Literary Awards Program: The Short List

Here we go! The short list for the 2017 Literary Awards Program! The Long List is right here. What an amazing selection of manuscripts we received this year. The closer we get to the final three winners, the harder it is to select which manuscripts move on through the...

SFWP 2017 Literary Awards Program: The Long List

I don’t envy the judge. With so many excellent manuscripts in hand, just getting down to the long list of finalists was a major effort. If I had my way, this list could easily have had a couple hundred names on it – there were so many manuscripts that caught our eye,...