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12.20.2015


The 2016 Luminaire Award for Best Prose
LONGLISTED SEMIFINALISTS

We here at Alternating Current feel that it is highly important to reward our authors with every possible chance for recognition of their fine crafts. We are pleased to announce our semifinalist longlist for The 2016 Luminaire Award for Best Prose, honoring the independent press’ best prose writing. The pieces are judged blindly by an external panel to determine the semifinalists, and a finalist shortlist will be announced in January. From there, first, second, and third place winners are presented, followed by nine notable mentions, all of whom will have pieces featured on The Spark throughout the year, among other prizes for the different places. We wish these authors the best of luck in the award process.

Charles Bane, Jr.
“The Jewel Fish”
“Summer of the Horseshoe Crab”

Justin Lawrence Daugherty
“What World We Build after All That’s Burned Away”

Steve Karas
“Kinda Sorta American Dream”
“Sculpting Sand”

Diane Payne
“Walking”

Constance Sayers
“Tennessee”

Ashley Shelby
“LinkedIn Thought You Might Be Interested in This Post-Climate Impact Job: Environmental Migrant Management and Soil-Free Solutions”

Eric Shonkwiler
“For the Man after Me”
“Re-Up”

Vic Sizemore
“Riders on the Storm”

Josh Wardrip
“Furthermore”

Thanks to these authors for sharing their incredible work with us and for trusting us to share it with the rest of the world. Congratulations on the nominations and for making it this far.

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