The Longlist | 2019 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards

The Longlist

2019 TARPAULIN SKY BOOK AWARDS

Amidst the daily horror and grief of 2019, we are pleased to announce the Longlist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.

We are grateful for the opportunity to discover new voices and to read new work by writers whom we already admire.  Culling these lists is no easier after 13 years. We thank everyone who sent us a manuscript.

The Shortlist will be announced in early June, along with featured manuscripts and author profiles. Winners will be announced near the time of the Summer Solstice. Join the Family Newsletter to stay informed, or take your chances on Twitter & Facebook.

Amidst the daily horror and grief of 2019, we are pleased to announce the Longlist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.

We are grateful for the opportunity to discover new voices and to read new work by writers whom we already admire.  Culling these lists is no easier after 13 years. We thank everyone who sent us a manuscript.

The Shortlist will be announced in early June, along with featured manuscripts and author profiles. Winners will be announced near the time of the Summer Solstice. Join the Family Newsletter to stay informed, or take your chances on Twitter & Facebook.

2019 TARPAULIN SKY LONGLIST

Carrie Olivia Adams, Be the Thing of Memory

Toby Altman, Discipline Park

Levi Andalou, State of the Wards

Jessica Baer, Midwestern Infinity Doctrine

Heather Bartel, Murmurations

Brad Baumgartner, Stylinaut

Jessica Bozek, Grief Machine

Julia Brennan, Hunting Season

Marty Cain, Meadow of Rust

Emily Carr, The Emergency of Feeling Manual

Genelle Chaconas, Plague City

Jordan Chesnut, How Gross; My Seances

Maure Coise, Covetous Code

Marisa Crawford, Diary

Olivia Cronk, Womonster

Paul Cunningham, The House of the Tree of Sores

Sophia Dahlin, Natch

Keith Donnell, Anvil

Kate Durbin, Hoarders

Michael Tod Edgerton, Yet Sensate Light

Maia Elgin, Simone’s Diptych

Kerry James Evans, The Kraken’s Lair

Flint, Blood: A Memoir

Terrell Fox, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Yanara Friedland, Groundswell

Charles Gabel, Oracular Organism

Megan Gette, Majority Reef

Laura Goldstein, golden infection

Joseph Harms, Nous

Ally Harris, Love Song for the Public Imagination

Lily Hoang, Book of Martha

Valerie Hsiung, Tell Me How It Makes You Feel

Vincent James, Doomsday

Jeff T. Johnson, the portal

Christine Kanownik, See You In Hell

Dylan Krieger, The Scar Tour

Eric LeMay, Remember Me

Cat Ingrid Leeches, I wander the earth hungry for semen

Rachel Levy, Delicious Force

Brian Lupo, Shelter

Madison McCartha, Freakophone World

Nicole McCarthy, A Structural Inquisition of Memory

Sarah Minor, Slim Confessions

Krishan Mistry, Home Intruder

Rusty Morrison, Surviving is not what we think

Chris Muravez, The Body Full of Hell

Mariko Nagai, Body of Empire

Julianne Neely, I’m Like the Language Boys

Never Angeline North, Sea-Witch

Jenn Marie Nunes, Like Me

Olivia Olsen, The Acrobats

Ellen Orleans, Lion Pose

Gillian Parrish, supermoon

Zeeshan Pathan, The Minister of Disturbances

Dani Rado, Our Killer

Matt Reeck, Words in a Foreign Language

David Leo Rice, Emergency Hotel

AM Ringwalt, What Floods

Elizabeth Robinson, Thirst & Surfeit

Broc Rossell, Prise

Lauren Russell, Descent

John Sakkis, Mirror Magic

Vanessa Saunders, The Flat Woman

Sarah Schwartz, Mothered Being in the Garden of Good Grief

Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman, Saved: Objects of the Dead

Ryan Kaveh Sheldon, mechanical turk

John Staples, Host Parasite

Jake Syersak, Mantic Compost

Dennis James Sweeney, You’re The Woods Too

TG Travis , Filthy Rich or Average Life Expectancy In the New Age

Steffan Triplett, Inclement

Chris Tysh, Derrida’s In /Voice

Maia Vlcek, (in a gas station when the desert was raining)

Kim Vodicka, The Elvis Machine

Matthew Wedlock, Abyss Bloom

Kami Westhoff, What the Blood Tells You to Be

Ni’Ja Whitson, The Unarrival Experiments

Candice Wuehle, Death Industrial Complex

Felicia Zamora, Body of Render

2019 LONGLIST

Carrie Olivia Adams, Be the Thing of Memory

Toby Altman, Discipline Park

Levi Andalou, State of the Wards

Jessica Baer, Midwestern Infinity Doctrine

Heather Bartel, Murmurations

Brad Baumgartner, Stylinaut

Jessica Bozek, Grief Machine

Julia Brennan, Hunting Season

Marty Cain, Meadow of Rust

Emily Carr, The Emergency of Feeling Manual

Genelle Chaconas, Plague City

Jordan Chesnut, How Gross; My Seances

Maure Coise, Covetous Code

Marisa Crawford, Diary

Olivia Cronk, Womonster

Paul Cunningham, The House of the Tree of Sores

Sophia Dahlin, Natch

Keith Donnell, Anvil

Kate Durbin, Hoarders

Michael Tod Edgerton, Yet Sensate Light

Maia Elgin, Simone’s Diptych

Kerry James Evans, The Kraken’s Lair

Flint, Blood: A Memoir

Terrell Fox, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Yanara Friedland, Groundswell

Charles Gabel, Oracular Organism

Megan Gette, Majority Reef

Laura Goldstein, golden infection

Joseph Harms, Nous

Ally Harris, Love Song for the Public Imagination

Lily Hoang, Book of Martha

Valerie Hsiung, Tell Me How It Makes You Feel

Vincent James, Doomsday

Jeff T. Johnson, the portal

Christine Kanownik, See You In Hell

Dylan Krieger, The Scar Tour

Eric LeMay, Remember Me

Cat Ingrid Leeches, I wander the earth hungry for semen

Rachel Levy, Delicious Force

Brian Lupo, Shelter

Madison McCartha, Freakophone World

Nicole McCarthy, A Structural Inquisition of Memory

Sarah Minor, Slim Confessions

Krishan Mistry, Home Intruder

Rusty Morrison, Surviving is not what we think

Chris Muravez, The Body Full of Hell

Mariko Nagai, Body of Empire

Julianne Neely, I’m Like the Language Boys

Never Angeline North, Sea-Witch

Jenn Marie Nunes, Like Me

Olivia Olsen, The Acrobats

Ellen Orleans, Lion Pose

Gillian Parrish, supermoon

Zeeshan Pathan, The Minister of Disturbances

Dani Rado, Our Killer

Matt Reeck, Words in a Foreign Language

David Leo Rice, Emergency Hotel

AM Ringwalt, What Floods

Elizabeth Robinson, Thirst & Surfeit

Broc Rossell, Prise

Lauren Russell, Descent

John Sakkis, Mirror Magic

Vanessa Saunders, The Flat Woman

Sarah Schwartz, Mothered Being in the Garden of Good Grief

Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman, Saved: Objects of the Dead

Ryan Kaveh Sheldon, mechanical turk

John Staples, Host Parasite

Jake Syersak, Mantic Compost

Dennis James Sweeney, You’re The Woods Too

TG Travis , Filthy Rich or Average Life Expectancy In the New Age

Steffan Triplett, Inclement

Chris Tysh, Derrida’s In /Voice

Maia Vlcek, (in a gas station when the desert was raining)

Kim Vodicka, The Elvis Machine

Matthew Wedlock, Abyss Bloom

Kami Westhoff, What the Blood Tells You to Be

Ni’Ja Whitson, The Unarrival Experiments

Candice Wuehle, Death Industrial Complex

Felicia Zamora, Body of Render