The Longlist | 2020 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards

The Longlist

2020 TARPAULIN SKY BOOK AWARDS

Offering some flicker of happiness among the Weltschmerz, we announce the Longlist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.

We thank every writer who sent us a manuscript. There would have been even more schmerz in our welt, these last several months, if we’d not had your words to read.

The Shortlist will be announced in early June. Please join the TS Family Newsletter to stay informed.

Offering some flicker of happiness among the Weltschmerz, we announce the Longlist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.

We thank every writer who sent us a manuscript. There would have been even more schmerz in our welt, these last several months, if we’d not had your words to read.

The Shortlist will be announced in early June. Please join the TS Family Newsletter to stay informed.

2020 TARPAULIN SKY LONGLIST

Jessica Alexander, The Inn

Toby Altman, Discipline Park

Miggy Angel, My Culture Is Flowers

Erin M. Bertram, The Vanishing of Camille Claudel

Lisa Birman, The World of When

Bridget Brewer, One or Several Deserts

Catch Business, bleach tooth

Ana Maria Caballero, A Petit Mal

Emily Carr, Death Before The Fact

Genelle Chaconas, Necessary Roughness

Jennifer Chukwu, The 8th House

Julia Cohen, Freak Lip

Mike Corrao, Desert Tiles

Katy Cousino, Himalayan Salt Lamp

Nora Cox, the book of she

Sam Creely, Inventorys

Caroline Crew, Other Girls to Burn

Paul Cunningham, Fall Garment

Alice Dailey, Mother of Stories: An Elegy

Christy Davids, Woo Me

Stephanie Dickinson, Maximum Compound

Aja Couchois Duncan, The Intimacy Trials

Ron Estrada, The Wind, Then Turn From It

Chloe Firetto-Toomey, A Kaleidoscope: Essays in Color

Leora Fridman, Static Palace

Lara Glenum, White Trashed: A Snow White Story

Laura Goldstein, states

Trish Hartland, Marginalia

Lindsay Herko, Air Hunger

Aimee Herman, how to survive a body

Lily Hoang, I am Waiting for Something that will Never Come

Erika Hodges, There Are Tunnels

Dan Hoy, Here Is Where I Want You To Be the End of My Life

Valerie Hsiung, To love an artist or the body of an adult chinese american woman

Wes Jamison, Carrion

Jeff T. Johnson, Return to the Woods

Michael Keen, On Becoming Fog

Emily Kiernan, Sweethearts: A History

Ginger Ko, Basal Clade Archive

Brian Kubarycz, Over The Mountain: Stories

Tyler Lacy, Carlsbad

Melissa Le, Crapemyrtle

aurora linnea, Maison D’Abattage

Carrie Lorig, Collection / Agency

Brian Lupo, Shelter

Majena Mafe, Sounding the other Light … a biography

Lindsay Merbaum, Tender Violence

Amanda Montei, fur and velvet, underclothing

Alyssa Moore, Current Affairs and Others

Keenan Norris, The Confession of Copeland Cane V

Colleen O’Connor, Cautionary

Danielle Pafunda, Along the Road Everyone Must Travel

Aimee Parkison, Looper

Jennifer Quartararo, An Arbitrary Formation of Unspecified Value

AM Ringwalt, The Wheel

Patrick Samuel, The Spread

Abraham Smith, Insomniac Sentinel

Thea Swanson, There and Here

Christian TeBordo, The Last Days of Science

Amish Trivedi, FuturePanic

Gina Tron, Suspect

Adrienne Walser, Entertainer of the Year Runner-Up

Michael Walsh, A Season

Matthew Wedlock, Deepfakes:Iterations/Other Is

Maya Weeks, Myth of the Garbage Patch

Kim Young, The Boneyard

Yuxin Zhao, Chest Is the Best Storage Space

Arianne Zwartjes, These Dark Skies

2020 LONGLIST

Jessica Alexander, The Inn

Toby Altman, Discipline Park

Miggy Angel, My Culture Is Flowers

Erin M. Bertram, The Vanishing of Camille Claudel

Lisa Birman, The World of When

Bridget Brewer, One or Several Deserts

Catch Business, bleach tooth

Ana Maria Caballero, A Petit Mal

Emily Carr, Death Before The Fact

Genelle Chaconas, Necessary Roughness

Jennifer Chukwu, The 8th House

Julia Cohen, Freak Lip

Mike Corrao, Desert Tiles

Katy Cousino, Himalayan Salt Lamp

Nora Cox, the book of she

Sam Creely, Inventorys

Caroline Crew, Other Girls to Burn

Paul Cunningham, Fall Garment

Alice Dailey, Mother of Stories: An Elegy

Christy Davids, Woo Me

Stephanie Dickinson, Maximum Compound

Aja Couchois Duncan, The Intimacy Trials

Ron Estrada, The Wind, Then Turn From It

Chloe Firetto-Toomey, A Kaleidoscope: Essays in Color

Leora Fridman, Static Palace

Lara Glenum, White Trashed: A Snow White Story

Laura Goldstein, states

Trish Hartland, Marginalia

Lindsay Herko, Air Hunger

Aimee Herman, how to survive a body

Lily Hoang, I am Waiting for Something that will Never Come

Erika Hodges, There Are Tunnels

Dan Hoy, Here Is Where I Want You To Be the End of My Life

Valerie Hsiung, To love an artist or the body of an adult chinese american woman

Wes Jamison, Carrion

Jeff T. Johnson, Return to the Woods

Michael Keen, On Becoming Fog

Emily Kiernan, Sweethearts: A History

Ginger Ko, Basal Clade Archive

Brian Kubarycz, Over The Mountain: Stories

Tyler Lacy, Carlsbad

Melissa Le, Crapemyrtle

aurora linnea, Maison D’Abattage

Carrie Lorig, Collection / Agency

Brian Lupo, Shelter

Majena Mafe, Sounding the other Light … a biography

Lindsay Merbaum, Tender Violence

Amanda Montei, fur and velvet, underclothing

Alyssa Moore, Current Affairs and Others

Keenan Norris, The Confession of Copeland Cane V

Colleen O’Connor, Cautionary

Danielle Pafunda, Along the Road Everyone Must Travel

Aimee Parkison, Looper

Jennifer Quartararo, An Arbitrary Formation of Unspecified Value

AM Ringwalt, The Wheel

Patrick Samuel, The Spread

Abraham Smith, Insomniac Sentinel

Thea Swanson, There and Here

Christian TeBordo, The Last Days of Science

Amish Trivedi, FuturePanic

Gina Tron, Suspect

Adrienne Walser, Entertainer of the Year Runner-Up

Michael Walsh, A Season

Matthew Wedlock, Deepfakes:Iterations/Other Is

Maya Weeks, Myth of the Garbage Patch

Kim Young, The Boneyard

Yuxin Zhao, Chest Is the Best Storage Space

Arianne Zwartjes, These Dark Skies