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Sixth Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Finalists Announced

We are excited to announce the finalists in the 6th annual Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. A few of the finalists will take part in a book launch party at the festival in New Orleans on Saturday, March 28. The 12th Annual Festival will be held March 27 to 29 in the French Quarter and will, for the first time, be part of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. (Additional Information about registration is below.)

All twelve of the stories by the finalists will be included in an anthology published by Bold Strokes Books that will be available in March at the festival and online.

We want to thank everyone who entered the 2015 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest; Andrew Holleran, this year’s final judge, for the time and care he put into selecting the winners; Bold Strokes Books for its continued support of the festival and for publishing the anthology; and the John B. Harter Charitable Trust for its continued support of this project.

In alphabetical order by author’s last name, the 2015 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest finalist are:

Gingerbread by Eric Andrew-Katz

Days of Awe by N.S. Beranek

Basketball Fever by Maureen Brady

Wrens Knell by Kristyn Dunnion

Pageant Girl by Sam Hawk

Fat Hands by John Kane

Maple Beach People by Lee Lynch

Hustlers Court by Frank Perez

A Perfect Fit by Felice Picano

Til it Bleeds by Jerry Rabushka

Femorph by James Russell

What it was Turned Ollie Queer by Mike Tuohy

This year’s entries were stronger than ever and the judges found the selection process difficult. With that in mind, for the first time we are also announcing a list of Honorable Mentions. The judges found these stories to be very strong contenders and while they are not being included in the 2015 anthology, we wanted to acknowledge them.

The Saints and Sinners 2015 Short Fiction Honorable Mentions are, in alphabetical order by authors last name:

Tom Baker for “Arianna”

Rich Barnett for “White Paint”

Elaine Burnes for “Auto Repair”

J.R. Greenwell for “A Tongue and a Twerk”

Angel Propps for “Carnations”

Vince Sgambati for “Vera’s Place”

Kacie Stetson for “Nganga”

Karis Walsh for “Transport”