Sowing The Lit Field: The Zone 3 Blog



October 27, 2017

We are happy to announce that judge Janisse Ray has selected Kelly Beard's memoir, AN IMPERFECT RAPTURE, as the 2017 winner of the Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award! Kelly will receive $1,000, and her book will be published in the fall of 2018. Congratulations to Kelly!

Kelly Beard received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in July of 2016. Her work has appeared in recent issues of Five Points, the Santa Ana River Review, and Bacopa Literary Review.

We would also like to congratulate runner-up Doug Crandell and this year's finalists and semifinalists. 

Runner-up: Tornado Season by Doug Crandell

Justin Gardiner, Beneath the Shadow: Legacy and Longing in the Anarctic
Peter Grandbois, Kissing the Lobster 
Rachel Michelle Hanson, The End of Tennessee 
Brenda Miller & Julie Marie Wade, Telephone: Essays in Two Voices 
Anne Panning, Walking Backwards 
A.A. Weiss, Lenin's Asylum 

Kim Adrian, The 27th Letter of the Alphabet
Kat Moore, In a Blue Fog
Lucy Sweeney Byrne, Selfie
Laurie Blauner, I Was One of My Memories
Julie Marie Wade, The Hourglass: Meditations on the Body
Sandra Worsham, Going to Wings
Jodie Noel Vinson, The Only House in the World
Janet Yoder, Where the Language Lives
Charles Green, Ways of Being Afraid
M.B. McLatchey, Beginner’s Mind
Jacqueline Haskins, Underwater, Eyes Open
Betty Jo Buro, The Road from Emmaus
Alison Amorello Seibold, Somebody’s Babies

Sincerest thanks to our readers, to final judge Janisse Ray, and to all who submitted manuscripts to this year's contest. 

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