2021 St. Lawrence Book Award Finalists

We are very pleased to announce the 2021 St. Lawrence Book Award finalists and semi-finalists. We look forward to announcing the winning manuscript, which will be chosen from the pool of finalists, in the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone who participated!


Fiction Finalists

Alien Talk – Julian Darragjati

Rabbit Moon – Alicia Fuhrman

Spatfall – Abby Lipscomb

My Prisoner & Other Stories – Tyler McAndrew

A New Day – Sue Mell

Border Love Stories – Jaime Humberto Herrera Montero

The Land of Uz – Aleyna Rentz

Out of Order – Michele Ruby

Boomtown Girl – Shubha Sunder

A Green Raft on a Muddy Swell – Jill Widner


Fiction Semi-Finalists

Women, Working – Ann Epstein

Rescue and Other Relationships – Theo Greenblatt

The Mexican Messiah – Jay Kauffmann

House of D.O.U.B.T. – LN Lewis

The Stone – Ben Libman

Strip Mall – Matthew Meade

Shimmer and Give – Connie Corzilius Spasser

Kaput – Lana Spendl

Courage – Sam Szanto

Secret of Mayo – Andrew Touhy


Poetry Finalists

the Kármán line. – Daisy Atterbury

The Swailing – Patrick James Errington

A Geography That Does Not Hurt Us – Carla Sofia Ferreira

En Caul – Rebekah Denison Hewitt

the archive is all in present tense – Elizabeth Hoover

Black Wick – Sharon Kennedy-Nolle

The Shape That Good Can Take – Hannah Marshall

Rivers of the Blind Field – Darren Morris

Imagine a Woman – Dorothy Neagle

American Sex Tape – Jameka Williams


Poetry Semi-Finalists

Pink Honey Boiling – Sarah Den Boer

A Suit of Paper Feathers – Nate Duke

Chased – Mary Fitzpatrick

Recordings of Dead Languages – Chad Heltzel

Everything Alive – Molly Johnsen

Perish/Abolish – Mia Kang

Seeing the Big Dog – Katharine Ogle

Venus, or Maybe Mercury – Robin Richstone

Can’t Imagine: Pastorals – Ashley Danielle Ryle

Ovumsongs – Ona Woods