Chapbook Contest Winners & Finalists

We are so pleased to reveal the winner and finalists for the first-ever Origami Zoo Press chapbook contest. Our winner was chosen by Matt Bell. Winner receives $250, publication and twenty-five contributor copies. Honorable mention receives publication and twenty-five contributor copies. Look for these titles late 2013/early 2014!

Ben Hoffman
Together, Apart: Stories

Matt Bell said: “A fine combination of smart, funny, and moving, and of long and short work—I thought it had a lot of variety while still feeling cohesive as a chapbook. And it’s the one that I found myself continuously coming back to.”

Lena Bertone
Behind This Mirror

So happy to welcome Ben and Lena into the Origami Zoo Press family!

Will Kaufman—No Window
Raki Kopernik—Hat Head
Tim Raymond—The Great Rest Stop Massacre
Vincent Scarpa—Pain Management
Pablo Pinero Stillmann—Death of the Father: Two Stories
Jan Stinchcomb—Flesh/Fluid
Cam Terwilliger—Your Vision Awaits You

A big thank you to our winners, our finalists and everyone who entered! We had a great time reading all these manuscripts, and it was so hard to narrow the selection down—there were so many amazing, powerful stories we loved that we are not able to highlight here. We appreciate your words and your support of Origami Zoo Press.

And another big thank you to the man, the myth, Matt Bell for judging this contest! Be on the lookout for his novel, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, forthcoming this summer from Soho Press.

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