Frank O’Connor Award Longlist

The longlist for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, given for the best book of previously-uncollected stories appearing in English between July 2011 and June 2012, has been announced. Entries of genre interest include:

  • The Vanishing Act, Prawin Adhikari (Rupa)
  • Bones of an Inland Sea, Mary Akers (Press 53)
  • Boundary Problems, Greg Bechtel (Freehand Books)
  • One Hundred Apocalypses, Lucy Corin (McSweeney’s)
  • Wikiworld, Paul Di Filippo (ChiZine)
  • American Innovations, Rivka Galchen (Fourth Estate)
  • Tell My Sorrows to the Stones, Christopher Golden (ChiZine)
  • Electricity & Other Dreams, Micah Dean Hicks (New American Press)
  • Irregular Verbs, Matthew Johnson (ChiZine)
  • The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales, Kirsty Logan (Salt Publishing)
  • Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, Kelly Luce (A Strange Object)
  • Moss Witch, Sara Maitland (Comma Press)
  • Leaving the Sea, Ben Marcus (Grant/Knopf)
  • Things Withered, Susie Moloney (ChiZine)
  • Paradise Elsewhere, Kathy Page (Biblioasis)
  • Dead Americans, Ben Peek (ChiZine)
  • Celestial Inventories, Steve Rasnic Tem (ChiZine)
  • The Old Priest, Anthony Wallace (University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Phone Call from Hell and Other Tales of the Damned, Jonathan Woods (New Pulp)

The winner will receive €25,000. The international short story award is presented in honor of Irish author Frank O’Connor. The shortlist for the award will be released on June 13, 2014.