The latest book in which a story that I wrote will appear is Saints and Sinners: New Fiction from the Festival 2016, edited by Amie M. Evans and Paul J. Willis (Bold Strokes Books). It will be released during the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans in April. This judge for this year’s contest was Ellen Hart, award-winning mystery author of the Jane Lawless and Sophie Greenaway series.
In alphabetical order by author’s last name, the 2016 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest finalists and runners-up are:
Chris Arp for “A Man A Man”
Rich Barnett for “The Most Unusual Sweet Potato Competition
Sally Bellerose for “Discretion, 1957”
N.S. Beranek for “Do Unto Others”
‘Nathan Burgoine for “Sweet William” (Runner-up)
Bryan Collins for “The Weirding Path”
Darrow Farr for “Last Dance”
John Florio for “King of the World”
Aaron Hamburger for “Loo Rolls”
Jerry Rabushka for “Trumpet in D”
Carol Rosenfeld for “Fallen Angel”
Vince Sgambati for “Emmas” (Runner-up)
Thomas Westerfield for “Mr. Sissy in Sin City”
Andrew Willett for “The History Professor”
The winner will be announced soon.
From the website, http://sasfest.org:
The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokes-people of the LGBT community. It was also formed to bring the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts.
The Festival has grown into an internationally-recognized event that brings together a who’s who of LGBT publishers, writers and readers from throughout the United States and beyond. The Festival, held over 4 days each Spring, features panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors and publishers to talk about their work for the benefit of emerging writers and the enjoyment of fans of LGBT literature.