Thursday, October 12, 2017

Congrats to my buds!

Leslie Daniels, Lottie Boggan & Carlene Singleton.

So proud of my buds! Essay results back from Faulkner. Leslie Daniels, finalist, Lottie Boggan semifinalist, Carlene Singleton, semifinalist. List below:
The Essay Category attracted 136 total entries, of which 27 finalists were selected. The Short List selected
from the finalists totaled 13 manuscripts. An additional 24 entries were selected as semi-finalists. The entries included 91 from Louisiana including, including 33 from New Orleans. Six foreign countries were represented.
Short List
A Poetic Treatise on “Bad Poetry”
Conjuring My Father
Cookies for Breakfast
Equivalence and Will
Lost and Can’t be Found
Shakespeare’s Sonnet Crown
The Baby Whaler That Roared
The Ember and the Stream
The Flinch
The Holy Water and the Regular Water
River Journey Two
The Bravest Women in Town
Dangerous Fish Days, Robert Hambling Davis, Newark, DE
Early Warnings, Leslie Daniels, Thorold, Ontario, Canada
I Don’t Believe, Katherine McCord, Sykesville, MD
Journalists as Democracy’s Map Makers, Nancy DaFoe, Homer, NY
No Stranger at the Table, Maxine Backus, Grüeningen, Switzerland
Reckonings in a Wheat Field, Frank Johnson, Greenfield, MO
Red, Beth Shankle Anderson, Tallahassee, FL
Scenes from a Childhood, Katie Burke, San Francisco, CA
Speaking in Signs, Laine Cunningham, Hillsborough, NC
The Corner by the A&P, Ellis Anderson, Bay St. Louis, MS
The Membrane of Memory, Jean Carr, Tucson, AZ
Walk, Nancy Brock, Columbia, SC
What Do We Do Without Question?, Rosemary Daniell, Savannah, GA
When Bum Bum Canned, Sudy Vance Leavy, Athens, GA
Angels Watching Over Me, Donna Fado Ivery, Richmond, CA
A Ripple Becomes a Wave, Cynthia Anderson, Chapel Hill, NC
A White Mother Looks at the NYPD Through the Eyes of Her Black Godson, Pat Gallant, New York, NY
Bee Frankenstein, Mary Jean Pramick, San Francisco, CA
Be Thou My Vision Therapist, Mary Barrett, Branford, CT
Daddy, Eugene C. Thomas, New Orleans, LA
Ghosts in the Snow, Rachel Nielsen, Burlingame, CA
Howdy Doody Strings, Pat Gallant, New York, NY
I Left a Piece of Myself in Positano, Marney L. McNall, Charleston, SC
It’s Political, Nancy Defoe, Homer, NY
It’s the Brain, Stupid, Garry Wallace, Powell, WY
Me Cleaning with a Dustbuster, Brooke Champagne, Northport, AL
Notes to Self: Which Self? Ruth Moon Kempher, St. Augustine, FL
Pillow Talk, Pat Gallant, New York, NY
Taos, Duane DeRaad, El Prado, NM
Tell Him to Be Kind to Women, Nancy Dafoe, Homer, NY
Thank You, Chuck Barris, Angela Campbell, Salen, MA
The Lightness of Thoughtfulness: Following Rikki, Nicola Preuss, New Orleans, LA
The Two Shot West, Kathleen Griershader, Metairie, LA 
Therein Lies the Lump, Michelle T. Simon, Scottsdale, AZ
Wait For Me, Lottie Brent Boggan, Jackson, MS
When ‘Mom’ Becomes a 3-Syllable Word, Pat Gallant, New York, NY
Yellow Jack is Back, Carlene Singleton, Florence, MS

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ain't No Mountain semifinalist at Faulkner Wisdom Competition

Ain't No Mountain, semifinalist at the Faulkner Wisdom Competition.

2017 Faulkner – Wisdom Competition: Winners, Finalists

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Inc. is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, beginning with the Novel Category of the competition. We hope to add another category tonight, three categories tomorrow, and the final three categories over the weekend. We sincerely apologize for the delays in completing the judging. We simply were not prepared or the unusual number of entries we received for the 2017 competition, which in the case of most categories totaled twice as many entries as for 2016.

The Faulkner Society was pleased but somewhat overwhelmed with the number of entries we received in 2017 for the Novel Category. There were a total of 502 novels entered, a record for the competition. Of the 502 entries, 51 entries were from New Orleans writers with another 112 entries from other areas of Louisiana. We received 65 entries from writers working in English but who are either natives of or residing in ten other countries. 386 entries were received from other states and U. S. territories, with every state represented. 92 writers placed as finalists, with 12 of those finalists selected for the Short List from which the winner and runner-up will be selected by Curtis-Brown literary agent, Katherine Fausett.

Short List:
The Explosive and Fiery Death of an Art Critic
Appointment in Moscow
Carrying Independence
Fire on the Island
It Doesn’t Have to be That Way
The Adulterers’ Club
The Bootlegger’s Husband
The Last Days of Oscar Wilde
The Queen of Paris
Where Ocean Meets the Country


A Different Past, Martha Burns, La Luz, NM
After Elise, Denise Pattiz Bogard, Creve Coeur, MO
A House on the Spit, Frances Haysman Burke, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
A Responsible Adult, Jenny Whorton, London, UK
A Twist in the Tail, Neslihan Stamboli, Istanbul, Turkey
American Sfumato, Vojislav Pejovic, Evanston, IL
A Model Earth, Michael Zapata, New Orleans, LA
Annals of Sally May Smith, Adjie Hendeson, Brooklyn, NY
Blackbeard’s Head, Cary Holladay, Memphis, TN
Boomerang Mattress, William Walsh, Atlanta, GA
By the Handle or the Blade, Alison Grifa Ismaili, Baton Rouge, LA
Call It Murder, Bonnie K. Kidd, Ocean Springs, MS
Canticle of the Fruit, James L. Hall, Wilmette,

Changing the Laws of Paradise, David Fuller Cook, Durham, NC

Coast, Deb Perry, San Francisco, CA
Crushing the Red Flowers, Jennifer Voigt Kaplan, Chatham, NC
Desert’s End, Susan Fox, New York, NY
Excellence in Advertising, Chelsea Lowe, Brookline, MA
Finding Napoleon, Margaret Rodenberg, Reston, VA
Forbidden: Permit Required, Emily Capdeville, New Orleans, LA
For Want of a Gun, Jerome J. Dobson, Atlanta, GA
Frankie, Mark Brandi, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia
Getting to Know William Langley, Elizabeth England, New York, NY
Glass Mountains, John Blair, San Marcos. TX
Hard Cash, Elizabeth Barnwell, Jackson, MS
Hang Me the Moon, Kate Bullard Adams, Charleston, SC
Harmony’s Peace and Joy, Mary Hutchins Reed, Chicago, IL
Holy Crap! The World is Ending!, Anna-Marie Abell, San Marcos, CA
Holy Water, Amy Conner, New Orleans, LA
How We Came to Be, Johnnie Bernhard, Ocean Springs, MS
Hybrid, James Marshall Smith, Braselton, GA

I Fennne, Jill Nwajiaku, Richmond, VA
Jack and Billy, Darren Bulhak, New York, NY
Neon Labyrinth, Caroline Cleveland, Charleston, SC
Land of Lost Souls, Jody Hadlock, Colleyville, TX
Lost Boy, T. G. Hess, Milton, MA
Mad World, Jeff Hannes, New Windsor, NY
Making It Home, Teddy Jones, Friona, TX
Martha Unraveled, Peggy Peden, Nashville, TN
Me and Grandpa, George Wall, Tigard, OR
Midlife, Jonathan Liebson, Brooklyn, NY
Miss Austen’s Mistake, San Anselmo, CA
Miss Lujzy, William Orem, Newton, MA
Moby’s Dick, Jeni Decker, Reed City, MI
Neighbors, Rodney Nelsestuen, Woodbury, MN
Outsider Art, Patricia Grace King, Durham, England, UK
Over the Hills of Green, Cate Hendrickson, New York, NY
Parting, Ward Brian Zimmerman, Boone, NC
Papio, Gwen Strauss, Paris, France
Pro Bono Publica, John Breerwood, Winthrop, ME
Resurrection of Gracie MacDougal, Linda Buxbaum, Hall, MT
Ruthie’s Town, Lisa Lipkind Leibow, Vienna, VA
Small World, Kusama Haile, La Crescenta, CA
Skin and Bones, Chris Morrow, Webb City, Mo
Spore Girl, Missy Wilkinson, New Orleans, LA
Squeaky Wheel, Suzanne Kamata, Tokumei City, Japan
Specimens, Rosanne Daryl Thomas, Montague, MA
Taking the Expat Exit, Robert Raymer, Sarawak, Malaysia
The Accidental Hero of the City of Brotherly Love, Richard J. O’Brien, Havertown, PA
The Ant, Craig Miles Miller, Champaign, ILzzz
The Dollar a Year Man, James Sisk, Traverse City, MI
The Jazz Garden, Larkin Edwin Greer, New York, NY
The Lake, Marcia Ross, Cambridge, MA
The Madness of Bill Henry, Lou Dischler, Spartanburg, SC
The Meadow, Scott Winkler, Casco, WI
The Migration of Birds, Michael Zimecki, Pittsburgh, PA
The Order of Things, Christy Quinto, Alabany, CA
The Ponce Factor, J. D. Crawford, Winter Garden, FL
The Second Look, Wendy Simons, Stevensville, MI
The Talking Drum, Lisa Braxton, Weymouth, MA
The Trouble with Grits, Phyllis Pittman, Fairhope, AL
The World Does Not Know, Mark Fabiano, Alexandria, VA
The Worthier Memories of Franklin Wainwright, III, Claudia Hoffman, Madison Heights, MI
The Unabridged Obituary of Abner Cardozo, Thorne Clark, Brooklyn, NY ?
Trying to Find Julie, Benjamin Heim Shepard, Brooklyn, NY
Water Bodies, Jeffrey Perso, Milwaukee, WI
Wimmera, Mark Brandi, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia
Wiregrass, Lawrence Wells, Oxford, MS
Woman in Eclipse, Michael Ditchfield, Edgartown, MA

Ang Kumot Kot, Bill Dougherty, Jacksonville, FL
A Bloodline of Kings, Gregory Burns, Lynnwood, WA
Academy of Reality, Steve Putnam, Southwick, MA
A Darker Providence, Susie Langenkamp, Charlottesville, VA
Ad Nauseum, Wayne Van Ry, Dunmurry, Northern Ireland
Advancing on Chaos, Michael Tusa, Jr., Abita Springs, LA
A God Without Us, Luke W. Woodcock, Hampstead, NJ
A Heart at Peace, Micheal E. Jimmerson, Henderson, TX
Ain’t No Mountain, Janet Taylor-Perry, Ridgeland, MS
A Limb of the Sweet Tree, Marriah K. Nissen, Alburquerque, NM
Angel Falls, Shelby Riley, Glennmore, PA
A Perfect Day, Joseph Allen Boone, Los Angeles, CA
An Unexpected Gift from a Growling Fool, Robert Raymer, Sarawak, Malaysia
A Voice in the Night, Elaine Stiernon, Ann Arbor, MI
Awake the God of Day, Glen Wood, Hixson, TX
Awakening Life from the Moors, Helen Argers, Newark, NJ
BackWords, Lisa Foster, Goose Creek, SC
Best of Friends, Charles Harper Webb, Glendale, CA
Big Jim’s Boy, Joe Samuel Starnes, Haddon Township, NJ
Billie Rose, Darlin’ Neal, Indiatlantic, FL
Black Tiger, C. J. Montgomery, Wichita Falls, TX
Blood Mother: Berkshire Noir, Robert Begiebing, Newfields, NH
Bluebird, Michael Smith, Salt Lake City, UT
Blue Hours, Daphne Kalotay, Somerville, MA
Blue Sky Burning, Sean Towey, Tallahassee, FL
Bojangles, the Bambino, and the Birth of the Curse, Kevin King, Brentwood, NH
Bomber, Marian Palaia, San Francisco, CA
Boy at Sea, St. Leger Joynes, Boone, NC
Bourrée Fantasque, Lev Olsen, New York, NY
Breasts Like Fawns That Feed Among the Lilies, John Foley, Rockville, MD
Bristlecone Falls, Joseph S. Rice, Jr., Columbia, SC
Cardinal Theft, Brendan Moran, Naples, FL
Castaway in Kingdom Come, Robert Hambling Davis, Newark, DE
Cataclysm Epoch, Paul Heingarten, Metairie, LA
Club Tropicana, Andrea St. Amand, Charleston, SC
Confesssion, J. Scott Smith, Winnetka, IL
Crone’s Confession, Jean Ann Pollard, Winslow, ME
Daniel’s Wager, George Gier, Saint Charles, IL
Darkest Light, David Theis, Houston, TX
Deep Fried, Mark Doyon, Winchester, VA
Dervish Lessons, Necee Regi, Boston MA
Desertion, Michael Aloysious O’Reilly, Chapel Hill, NC
Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide, A. J. Ullman, Blue Ash, OH
Einstein in Flamingoland, George Brinner, Sun City West, AZ
Dreams on Our Shore: Mukta’s Story, Rakesh, Jobanputra, Chatham, NJ
Ellen and the Three Predictions, Elizabeth England, New York, NY
Emily and Henry, Helen Mantague Foster, Richmond, VA

Family History, Susan Scutti, Atlanta, GA
Fatal Score, John Baird Rogers, Golden Valley, MN
Fellow Man, Brian Smolensky, Los Angeles, CA
Feral Maril and Her Little Brother Carol, Leslie Tall Manning New Bern, NC
Finally Home, Kelly Bargabos, La Mesa, CA
Gameness, Vukasin Streker, Queens, NY
Getting to Know William Langley, Elizabeth England, New York, NY
Glint, J. D. Harper, Signal Mountain, TN
Gloam, Averil Drummond, Brunkerville, NSW, Australia
GoodHeart, Derek Kamal, Marietta, GA
Graveyard Saints, Joseph Greaves, Cortez, CO
Growing Up Cowgirl, Dianne Dugaw, Eugene, OR
Haircuts for the Dead, William Walsh, Atlanta, GA
Half the Child, William J. McGee, Milford, CT
Hatch, Michael Conn, Santa Fe, NM
Heather Finch, Jenny Benjamin, Milwaukee, WI
High Dive, Elizabeth Amon, Seattle, WA
House of Smoke and Solace, Julie Morin, Tucson, AZ
How to Heal the Sick in Three Easy Steps, David Joshua Hayes, Bristol, CT
Immortals, Henry Wise, Oxford, MS
Island of Cards, Lori Yarotsky, New York, NY
I Want You To Know, Sandy Speers Markwart, Hanover, MA
Jayi’s Tales, Anna Marie Catoir, Covington, LA
Juggling Fire, Love & Immigrant Dreams in New Orleans,
José Torres-Tama, New Orleans, LA
Just Daisy, Tena Russ, Lake Forest, IL
Katy Bomb, Katy Bomb, Evelyn Sones, Boonville, MO
Kiss Me Quick, Mark Brandi, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia
Knock of the Ravenmocker, Mary Lou Northern, Louisville, KY
Lady Killer, Jeff Richards, Tokoma Park, MD
Lisbeth, Marina Brown, Tallahassee, FL
Lonnie’s Wall, Stephen Kash, Terre Haute, IN
Losing Sophie Timm, John Lauricella, Ithaca, NY
Lost, Stolen, or Strayed, Amy Conner, New Orleans, LA
Love, The Gypy’s Child, Hillsman Williams, Louisville, KY
Mad World, Jeffrey Hannes, New Windsor, NY
Malheur August, Nancy Judd Minor, Lake Oswego, OR
Melanie Bell & The Story Salon, Clyde Always, San Francisco, CA
Mexico Beach, David Lee, Jacksonville, FL
Missionaries of a Secular Faith, Greg Jones, Orinda, CA
Missouri, Matthew Gildea, Cincinnati, OH
Moon, Rush Leaming, Columbia, SC
Mothers and Lies, Lovers and Spires, Melissa Hintz, Shaker Heights, OH
Mourning Dove, Claire Fullerton, Malibu, CA
My Name Was Greer, Joan Mora, Irving,TX
Mystery & Pirating Perils, Mark Mitchell, Greenville, SC
New Pirates of the South Seas, John Lavelle, Palm Bay, FL
No Haven Here, Marney McNall, Charleston, SC
No Rest, Brad Fox, New York, NY
Notes on Venus, Gregory Friedlander, Mobile, AL
Not the Same River, Patricia Barone, Fridley, MN
On a Rush of Silent Wings, Laine Cunningham, Hillsborough, NC
Only Human, C. E. Smith, Nashville, TN
Only the Lover Sings, Daniel S. Fitzpatrick, Hot Springs, AR
On Flooding Lands, Virginia Tell, Dallas, TX
Outermark, Jason Brown, Eugene, OR
Out of Ireland Have We Come, Kaye Park Hinckley, Dothan, AL
Pelsaert’s Nightmare, Gregory Warwick Hansen, Port Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia
Peculiar Savage Beauty, Jessica McCann, Scottsdale, AZ
Play Through the Pain, Stephanie Dominguez,
PM, Jon Gaynor, Ellsworth, ME
Quiet Desperation, Rodney Nelsestuen, Woodbury, MN
Raj-Tan, Thomas Zuzich, Chicago, IL
Rites of Passage, Jonathan Taylor, San Francisco, CA
Road Back to the Studio, Brenden Wysocki, Chicago, IL
Rooster, Siobhan Sullivan, Niwot, CO
Ross Who Is Also a Ras, Clyde Derrick, Claremont, CA
Sammastianu, Marco Rafala, Brooklyn, NY
Saving Peter, Tracey Lange, Bend, OR
Shades of God, Wayne Johnson, Tampa, FL
Shadowlight, Lisa Morriss-Andrews, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Sheltering Angel, A Titanic Steward’s Survival, Louella Bryant, Lincoln, VT
Shirtless Men, Dwaine Rieves, Washington, DC
Shivah, Lisa Solod, Savannah, GASomnolent, Mitzy Andrews, Columbus, OH
Still Come Home, Katey Schultz, Burnsville, NC
Sweet Not Enough, Anne Randolph, Denver, CO
Sybelia Drive, Karin Cecile Davidson, Columbus, OH
Talking in Layers, Susie Slosberg, Bronxville, NY
Ten Most Common Stains, Barbara Yost, Phoenix, AZ
The Age of Light, Whitney Scharer, Arlington, MA
The American Dream, Lorelei Brush, McLean, VA
The Banshee of Machrae, Sonje Condit, Taylor, SC
The Bears of Winter, C. A. Willis, Burien, WA
The Blackest Crow, Joseph Argo, Anderson, SC
The Chelsea Fix, Richard Sambasivam, Princeton, NJ
The Cure for Hopeless Causes, Kali Van Baale, Bondurant, IA
The Delusionist, Colwill Brown, Boston, MA
The Diamond Thief, Lesley Hardy, Oxford, OH
This Disharmony of Silence, Linda Rosen, Fair Lawn, NJ
Trencadis, Paul Byall, Savannah, GA
The English Fox, Kat Montagu, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Good Burden, Angela Hamilton, St. Louis, MO
The Imperfects, Douglas Goodman, Brooklyn, NY
The Jericho Kid, John Mort, Springfield, MO
The Legend of King Odum, Cowan Amaye-Obu, Fort Washington, MD
The Long Trample, Robert Morgan Fisher, Woodland Hills, CA
The Martial Artist, Garry Craig Powell, Barreiro, Fontão, Portugal
The Moth Orchid, Linda Gorelova, Dublin, OH
The Phoenix and The Dragon, Celia Wood, Crystal Spring, MS
The Rabies Tree, Ellen Breck Coggeshall, Barnstable, MA
The Red Tin Chocolate Box, Ann H. Howell, Asheville, NC
The Road to Santiago, Alison McMahan, Pompano Beach, FL
The Second Son, Susan G. Hatch, Twin Falls, ID
The Serene Kingdom of Piedmont, Gregory Lee Sullivan, Winston-Salem, NC
The Slug Ride, Karen Bennett, Baltimore, MD
The Sound of Bells, Susan Beckham Zurendo, Spartanburg, SC
The Sound of Falling Darkness, Lyn Di Lorio, New York, NY
The Mother City, Starner Jones, Houston, TX
The Phoenix and The Dragon, Celia Wood, Crystal Springs, MS
The Plight of Weathered Roots, Steven Petite, Amite, LA
The Queen of Madagascar, José Toledo, Coral Gables, FL
The Red Tin Chocolate Box, Ann H. Howell, Asheville, NC
The Rhineland Cowboy, Benjamin Duffy, Poquoson, VA
The Second Son, Susan Hatch, Twin Falls, ID
The Serpent Papers, Jeff Schnader, Norfolk, VA
The Tenth Avatar, Kanchen Joshi, San Marcos, CA
The Torch Betrayal, Glenn Dyer, Park City, UT
The Vixen Amber Halloway, Carol LaHines, New York, NY
The Way Home, Morgan Smith, Garrett Park, MD
The Way of the Honey Badger, Stuart Rose, Missoula, MT
The Waystation, Laurie Jameson, Norco, CAThe Wolf Tone, Christy Stillwell, Bozeman, MT
The Year of the Mad Jaq, Jonathan Slator, Taos, NM
Thirty Years of Immortality, Annie Sheppard, Cottage Grove, OR
Thresholds and Crossroads, Helen Feinstein, Gibsonia, PA
Timir, Nishith Singh, Novato, CA
To Know Our Self, Alan Steinberg, M.D., Encino, CA
Tomorrow’s End, Geoffrey Morris, Napa, CA
Under the Humming Tide, Karen DeGroot Carter, Lone Tree, CO
Under the Terebinth Tree, a Baptism of Desire, James Hamilton, Everett, WA
Walking on Thunder, Larkin Edwin Greer, New York, NY
Waiting for You at Midnight, Vicki Salloum, New Orleans, LA
Weavers Gold, Janice Todd, Homer, AK
What Happened in the Woods, Joy Lanzendorfer, Petaluma, CA
When She Kills, Tracey S. Phillips, Verona, WI
Whistling Girls, Misty Smith, Decatur, MS
Within the Walls of Grace, Loreen Niewenhuis, Traverse City, MI
Wolf Tone, Christy Stillwell, Bozeman, MT
Work on Paper, Megan Greene, Oak Park, IL
Worthy of Zero, David “Barry” DeLozier, Birmingham, AL
Wounded Sparrows, Kathryn A. Brackett, Spartanburg, SC
Yet Wilderness Grey in My Heart, Cam Terwilliger, Brooklyn, NY

Zoner, Joe Van Buskirk,