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ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD, 2018 Results

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Able Muse Book Award, 2014 Winners
~ Able Muse Book Award ~
2018

Contest Winner Announcement

Final Judge: Marilyn Nelson

Able Muse is pleased to announce the winner of the Book Award for a poetry manuscript (judged anonymously throughout by the Able Muse Contest Committee and the final judge, Marilyn Nelson.)

Congratulations to the 2018
Able Muse Book Award

 

WINNER
Deirdre O'Connor
Deirdre O'Connor

for her poetry manuscript
The Cupped Field

she wins the $1000 prize and publication by Able Muse Press, Spring/Summer 2019

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FINALISTS:

 

Tatiana Forero Puerta Tatiana Forero Puerta: Cleaning the Ghost Room
Rebecca Starks Rebecca Starks: The Long Decoupling
Sally Thomas Sally Thomas: Motherland

Congratulations to our finalists above,  from our anonymous judging process!

Some of the finalists above may also be offered a standard Able Muse Press book contract.


 

HONORABLE MENTION

Will Cordeiro: Umbra Season
Devon Miller-Duggan: Identity Document for a Night Crossing
Burt Myers: Someone Else’s Horizon
Enid Shomer: Shoreless
Katherine Vagnino: Imitation Crab
Jeanne Wagner: The Window, Which Can’t Help but Take Sides
Brad Whitehurst: The Element We Live In
Lane Young: Warm South

 

 

Stay tuned for the announcements coming soon for the 2019 Able Muse contests.

Able Muse Review - (Print Version)
Subscribe now to Able Muse to read the fine work of the winners of our other contests, the 2018 Write Prize for poetry and fiction, in the forthcoming Winter 2018 issue.


2017 Able Muse Book Award WINNER
Lorna Knowles Blake (selected by Charles Martin)
Green Hill - poems by Lorna Knowles Blake

Green Hill - winner, 2017 Able Muse Book Award) - poems by Lorna Knowles Blake
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

Manhattanite - Poems by Aaron PoochigianManhattanite - poems by Aaron Poochigian
(with an foreword by A. E. Stallings)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

The Borrowed World - Poems by Emily LeithauserThe Borrowed World - poems by Emily Leithauser
(with an foreword by Michael Palma)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

 

Walking in on People - Poems by Melissa BalmainCause for Concern - poems by Carrie Shipers
(with an foreword by Jehanne Dubrow)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

Walking in on People - Poems by Melissa BalmainWalking in on People - poems by Melissa Balmain
(with an foreword by David Yezzi)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

Virtue, Big as Sin - Poems by Frank OsenVirtue, Big as Sin - poems by Frank Osen
(with an afterword by Timothy Steele)
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Dirge for an Imaginary World - Poems by Matthew Buckley SmithDirge for an Imaginary World (winner, 2011 Able Muse Book Award) - poems by Matthew Buckley Smith
(with an foreword by Greg Williamson)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

• (2017 Winner Announcement here)
• (2016 Winner Announcement here)

• (2015 Winner Announcement here)
• (2014 Winner Announcement here)

• (2013 Winner Announcement here)
• (2012 Winner Announcement here)
• (2011 Winner Announcement here)

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Able Muse Write Prize (for poetry & flash fiction)Able Muse - Inaugural Print EditionAble Muse - Summer 2011The Able Muse back issues - the Inaugural Print Edition, Winter 2010, and the Print Edition, Summer 2011, and every issue after that are still available at Able Muse Press, Amazon and other online & offline bookstore.

Subscribe now for the next releases of Able Muse, Print Edition.

SUBMISSIONS:

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submissions read year-round. Submit now for a chance to appear in Able Muse - send your best poetry, art, fiction, essays, book reviews. The submission guidelines are available here.

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submissions read during the yearly open reading period, next period is May 1 - July 15, 2017. This year's window is now closed, but prepare your manuscripts for next year's. The submission guidelines are available here.

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