With six judges, the highest score a manuscript could have gotten was 6 if each judge put it first on their list. The lowest score a manuscript could have gotten was 60.
Without further ado, here are the three Semi-Finalists in order:
- Harvest, by Amanya Maloba
- We All Reach the Earth by Falling, by Bauke Kamstra
- Cellography, by Christine Tsen
Which means ...
Amanya, you are the winner of the $500 cash prize + Publication by Vine Leaves Press + 20 copies!
But that's not the only good news. We are also offering Bauke and Christine a publishing contract, too!
All finalists will be contacted for their postal address and mailed an award certificate in due course.
Have a great week, all!
Note: Every author that submitted to the award will receive feedback on their manuscript. It will be sent as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for your patience.