The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

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Submissions for the Monadnock Essay Collection Prize are CLOSED.

Bauhan Publishing Announces

The 2020 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize Winner

Adjustment Disorder: A Collection of Maladjusted Essays by Patrick Mondaca

Áine Greaney is an Irish-born author who never published anything until she emigrated from Ireland to America, alone, at age 24. Since then (1986), she has published five books. Her shorter works have been published and broadcast in the U.S., Ireland, the U.K. and Canada in publications such as Creative Nonfiction, NPR/WBUR, The Boston Globe Magazine, Numero Cinq, Salon, The Drum, New Hibernia Review, Litro Magazine, Cyphers, Books Ireland and other outlets.

Áine Greaney selected Adjustment Disorder: A Collection of Maladjusted Essays by Patrick Mondaca as the 2020 winner. Patrick will receive $1,000, publication with our fall 2019 titles including distribution with Casemate Group, and 50 author copies. We offer him our heartiest congratulations!

We also offer congratulations to the two finalists:

Cindy Skaggs of Falcon, Colorado, for her collection: Invisible Me: A Memoir in Essays
Anatoly Molotkov of Portland, Oregon, for his collection: A Broken Russia Inside Me: Essays on Place

Áine said this when she let us know about the winner/finalists: “There were some that were really breathtaking. So it was a very tough choice, with the toughest part of all being which of the final ten to shortlist down to the final three.”