We’re totally stoked to announce that debut author Steven Dunn’s Potted Meat (TS Press 2016) has been chosen as a finalist for a Colorado Book Award in the category of Literary Fiction.

See the full list of finalists below. Congrats to all.

Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow, edited by Jason Heller and Joshua Viola (Hex Publishers)
Found: Short Stories by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
, edited by Mario Acevedo (RMFW Press)
Stories That Need to Be Told: 2016
, edited by Jennifer Top (TulipTree Publishing, LLC)
Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology
, edited by Dean K Miller (MDK, Inc.)

A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism
by Paul Youngquist (University of Texas Press)
Finding Dorothy Scott: Letters of a WASP Pilot
by Sarah Byrn Rickman (Texas Tech University Press)
Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill
by Mark Lee Gardner  (HarperCollins Publishers)

Children’s Literature
Octopuses One to Ten
by Ellen Jackson, illustrations by Robin Page (Simon & Schuster)
Sissy Bear at The Fort
by Holly Arnold Kinney, illustrations by Christine Wald (Fur Trade Press, LLC)
Space Boy and the Space Pirate
by Dian Curtis Regan, illustrations by Robert Neubecker (Boyds Mills Press)

Creative Nonfiction
Appealing for Justice: One Colorado Lawyer, Four Decades, and the Landmark Gay Rights Case Romer v. Evans
by Susan Berry Casey (Gilpin Park Press)
Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls
by Lindsay King-Miller (Plume Books)
The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities, and Food
by Tershia d’Elgin (University Press of Colorado)

General Fiction
Breaking Wild: A Novel
by Diane Les Becquets (Berkley Books)
Improbable Fortunes: A Novel
by Jeffrey Price (Archer)
The Girl Who Fought Napoleon: A Novel of the Russian Empire
by Linda Lafferty (Lake Union Publishing)
The San Clemente Bait Shop & Telephony: A Novel
by Patti Hill (Garden Wall Press)

General Nonfiction
Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops
by Ed Sealover (Arcadia Publishing)
Colorado Then & Now
by Grant Collier (Collier Publishing)
We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Twenty Years Later
by Paula Woodward (Prospecta Press)

Genre Fiction
Amaryllis and Other Stories
by Carrie Vaughn (Fairwood Press)
Lost Time
by D. L. Orton, illustrations by Micah McDonald (Rocky Mt. Press)
Sleeper Protocol
by Kevin Ikenberry (Red Adept Publishing)

Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies
by Thomas G. Andrews (Harvard University Press)
Juan Rivera’s Colorado, 1765: The First Spaniards Among the Ute and Paiute Indians on the Trails to Teguayo
by Steven G. Baker with foreword and translation by Rick Hendricks and illustrations Gail Carroll Sargent (Western Reflections Publishing Co.)
Sea of Sand: A History of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
by Michael M. Geary (University of Oklahoma Press)

Juvenile Literature
Mary Andromeda and the Amazing Eye
by J.G. Kemp (J.G. Kemp Stories in Science)
Soldier Sister, Fly Home
by Nancy Bo Flood, illustrations by Shonto Begay (Charlesbridge Publishing)
Waiting for Augusta
by Jessica Lawson (Simon & Schuster)

Literary Fiction
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
by Mona Awad (Penguin Books)
Madagascar: New and Selected Stories
by Steven Schwartz (Engine Books)
Potted Meat
by Steven Dunn (Tarpaulin Sky Press)

Blood on the Tracks
by Barbara Nickless (Thomas & Mercer)
Inherit the Bones
by Emily Littlejohn (Minotaur Books)
Stalking Ground
by Margaret Mizushima (Crooked Lane Books)

Post-: Poems
by Wayne Miller (Milkweed Editions)
Third Voice
by Ruth Ellen Kocher (Tupelo Press)
You Ask Me To Talk About the Interior
by Carolina Ebeid (Noemi Press)

DED Reckoning: Vengeance Takes a Road Trip
by Larry “Animal” Garner (Two Fingers and a Thumb Enterprises)
Revelation: A Thriller
by Carter Wilson (Oceanview Publishing)
The Coalition
by Samuel Marquis (Mount Sopris Publishing)

Young Adult Literature
Beneath Wandering Stars
by Ashlee Cowles (Merit Press/F+W)
Life at the Speed of Us
by Heather Sappenfield (Flux/North Star Editions)
Perfect Liars
by Kimberly Reid (Lee & Low Books/Tu Books)