2016 Able Muse Book Award: Contest Winners Announcement

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2016

Contest Winner Announcement

Final Judge: A.E. Stallings

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, A.E. Stallings.)

Congratulations to the 2015
Able Muse Book Award

WINNER
Aaron Poochigian
Aaron Poochigian

for his poetry manuscript
The Manhattanite

he wins the $1000 prize and publication by Able Muse Press, Spring/Summer 2017

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Although second place is not officially a part of the contest plan or results, Judge A.E. Stallings singled out a manuscript for this special recognition, and we're pleased to announce it:

SECOND PLACE
Lee Harlin Bahan

Lee Harlin Bahan

for her poetry manuscript
A Year of Mourning [Petrarch]

Scheduled for publication by Able Muse Press, Spring/Summer 2017

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FINALIST

• Maryann Corbett: Street View

Congratulations to our finalist above,  from our anonymous judging process, as she will also be offered a standard Able Muse Press book contract!


HONORABLE MENTION

• Shekhar Aiyar: The Trouble with Maps
• Mark S. Bauer: Stories Like Silt
• Philip Belcher: Gentle Slaughter
• Brian Brodeur: Persons of Interest
• Thomas Carper: Creators: Musicians, Artists, Poets
• Rachel Dacus: Arabesque
• Jean L. Kreiling: Arts & Letters & Love
• Ken Waldman: Formal Wear
• Brad Whitehurst: The Element We Live In
• James R. Whitley: Songs for Solo Voice

Some of the top placing honorable-mention manuscripts above, in our anonymous judging process, may also be offered a standard Able Muse Press book contract

We are pleased to also announce that 2017 Able Muse contests are now open for submissions! --

  • 2017 Able Muse Book Award, now open for submissions HERE, and
  • 2017 Able Muse Write Prize, now open for submissions HERE.


Able Muse Review - (Print Version)
Subscribe now to Able Muse to read the fine work of the winners of our other contests, the 2016 Write Prize for poetry and fiction, in the forthcoming Winter 2016 issue.



2016 Able Muse Book Award WINNER
Emily Leithauser (selected by Peter Campion)
Cause for Concern - poems by Carrie Shipers (with an foreword by David Yezzi)
 
The Borrowed World (winner, 2016 Able Muse Book Award) - 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)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

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!

• (2015 Winner Announcement here)
• (2014 Winner Announcement here)
• (2013 Winner Announcement here)
• (2012 Winner Announcement here)
• (2011 Winner Announcement here)

The current issue of Able Muse: Summer 2016

The current issue of Able Muse - Print Editon (Number 21 - Summer 2016), has recently been released, with order/subscription information (for print & Kindle, NOOK, Kobo & iBooks editions), with online excerpts and the subscribers' online edition at: www.AbleMuse.com

Featured Poet: Amanda Jernigan
Featured Artist: Andy Biggs

Able Muse, Number 21 - Summer 2016

editorial: Alexander Pepple featured artist: Andy Biggs featured poet: Amanda Jernigan (interviewed by Ange Mlinko) • fiction:Andrew Valentine, Terri Brown-Davidson, John Christopher Nelson, Timothy Reilly essays: Ron McFarland, N.S. Thompson, Barbara Haas book reviews: Amit Majmudar, John Ellis poetry: Midge Goldberg, Jean L. Kreiling, Sankha Ghosh, Timothy Murphy, Pedro Poitevin, Joseph Hutchison, Pierre de Ronsard, Heinrich Heine, Catharine Savage Brosman, Rachel Hadas, Stephen Palos, Bruce Bennett, Doris Watts, Jeanne Emmons.
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With special thanks for an outstanding new issue to -- Stephen Kampa, Callie Siskel, Richard Meyer, Nicole Caruso Garcia (Assistant Poetry Editors); Robert B. Shaw, N.S. Thompson (Nonfiction Editors);  Karen Kevorkian (Fiction Editor); Jonathan Danielson, Janice D. Soderling, Rob Wright (Assistant Fiction Editors).

Alex Pepple, Editor
www.AbleMuse.com

. . . read more

 
ABLE MUSE (Print Edition)
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
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SUBMISSIONS:

Able Muse
(print edition):
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.

Able Muse Press:
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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