I entered FUN CAMP in the running for this fellowship before it got picked up by MLP, and it got pretty close! Glad I made the list and glad I didn’t win: It would have been hard to turn down $10,000.
The 2011-2012 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize Finalists and Semifinalists:
Winner: Elizabeth Gentry, Knoxville, TN: Housebound Finalists (in alphabetical order):
Lena Bertone, Liverpool, NY: La Revengista Lindsey Drager, Champaign, IL: The Sorrow Paper Elise Pollard, Davis, CA: The Worry of Our Dreams
Semifinalists (in alphabetical order):
July Cole, Oakland, CA: Rat Gabe Durham, Nashville, TN: Fun Camp Jennifer Stockdale, Notre Dame, IN: Pink Eye