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,...

Stephen Eoannou: On Rust Belt Influences

Stephen Eoannou won the fiction award in the 2013 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award Program for his short story collection Muscle Cars, which has central themes of “loss, leaving, and of economic realities hitting home.” Growing up in Buffalo, NY, in the 1970s...

Q & A with Jeff Fearnside: Omnivorous with Inspiration

Jeff Fearnside is interested in almost everything and works in many genres. Glad he can live vicariously through research and character development, he allows pieces to determine their own form, whether poetry, short fiction, long fiction, or essay. An avid teacher...

Charlotte Gullick: Speaking for the Forgotten

Charlotte Gullick is inspired “by the stories of people who don’t often see themselves reflected in the dominant culture,” she says. “For me, this often means rural folks.” More than one reviewer has aligned Gullick’s work with Steinbeck’s in terms of her...