Black Lawrence Press
November 16, 2019

2019 St. Lawrence Book Award Finalists

We are very pleased to announce the 2019 St. Lawrence Book Award finalists and semi-finalists. We look forward to announcing the winning manuscript, which will be chosen from the pool of finalists, in the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Poetry Finalists

What Light – Evelynn Black
Abattoir – Angelo Mao
Catalog the Girls – Victoria Lynne McCoy
In the Night Field – Cameron McGill
Of Moonshine and Water – Kathryn Merwin
Dear Diaspora – Susan Nguyen
it’s not over once you figure it out – Isaac Pickell
Tell This to the Universe – Katie Prince
Cosmic Tantrum – Sarah Lyn Rogers
Savage Flower – Anna Sutton

Poetry Semi-finalists

what light remains – J. M. Baker
O-Six – Sarah Bates
The Body is a Situation – Ali Beemsterboer
Thunderhead – Emily Rose Cole
West Portal – Benjamin Gucciardi
Having Work Done – Hannah Loeb
Extremophiles – Emma Catherine Perry
Violator – Ashley Roach
Place Where Presence Was – Bret Shepard
Hillbilly Madonna – Sara Moore Wagner

Fiction Finalists

Night Vision – Veronica Abrams
Lampedusa – Kate Berson
Have Mercy On Us –  Lisa Cupolo
Epiphenomena – Robert Dall
From Here – Margaret Grant
All Cause – Carrie Grinstead
If Everything Would Just Stand Still – Michael Horton
We Know This Will All Disappear – Melissa Ragsly
Little Resurrection Machines – Jay Shearer
Peripheral Vision – Alan Sincic

Fiction Semi-finalists

No Distance – Amalia Gladhart
Things Every Woman Should Know About Love – Jenny Halper
It Won’t Be Long Now – JoeAnn Hart
Can You Swim? – Joseph Holt
People Live Here: Stories from Yakima – Joseph Johnson
If There is Anything Else You Can Do – Kim Winter Mako
Everything There Is to Love on Earth – Lyndsie Manusos
Anyone Else But Me – David Meischen
The Affable Corpse – Calvin Mills
Collateral – Alice Templeton