I have had the very great honor of my short story “Loveland” recently being selected as the first runner-up in the Tennessee Williams Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival! The winners were selected by the very talented authors Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau. You can read the official announcement here, but here’s a peak:
Our judges said they had a hard time determining the Grand Prize and First Runner-Up, that the two stories “were just excellent in so many, and so many different, ways.”
The organizers of the festival have also kindly invited me to speak about the story at a panel at the festival this year in New Orleans, so please do come by if you’re going to the festival or are in the area! My panel is at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21st at the Hotel Monteleone in the Queen Anne Ballroom. You can buy all-access passes to get you into everything at what looks like it’s going to be an absolutely fantastic festival, or you can purchase a panel pass, which will provide you access to all the panels, along with a number of other options here.
I am incredibly excited to be attending this wonderful festival and so thrilled to have had “Loveland” selected as first runner-up. Hope to see you in New Orleans!