The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

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Bauhan Publishing Announces

The 2021 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize Winner

Whiskey Boys: And Other Meditations from the Abyss at the End of Youth

Phillip Hurst’s writing has appeared in publications such as The Missouri Review, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, Reed Magazine, Cimarron Review, and The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. His book of narrative nonfiction, The Land of Ale and Gloom: Discovering the Pacific Northwest, is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press. A novel, Regent’s of Paris, is forthcoming from Regal House Publishing. He lives in Oregon.

Steven Harvey selected Whiskey Boys: And Other Meditations from the Abyss at the End of Youth by Phillip Hurst as the 2021 winner. Phillip will receive $1,000, publication with our spring 2021 titles including distribution with Casemate Group, and 50 author copies. We offer him our heartiest congratulations!

We also offer congratulations to the two finalists:

Lauren Fath of Las Vegas, New Mexico, for her collection: My Hands, Remembering: A Memoir in Essays

Brandon Schrand of Moscow, Idaho, for his collectionThe Bone Road: Notes from Flyover Country

Steven Harvey is the author of a book-length essay, Folly Beach, a memoir, The Book of Knowledge and Wonder and three collections of personal essays: A Geometry of Lilies, Lost in Translation, and Bound for Shady Grove. He is also a contributing editor at River Teeth magazine and the creator of The Humble Essayist website. In addition two of his essays have been selected for The Best American Essays series: “The Book of Knowledge” in 2013 and “The Other Steve Harvey” in 2018. Fourteen of his essays have been listed as notable by that series as well.

Submissions for the Monadnock Essay Collection Prize are CLOSED.