Friday, February 3, 2012

Another Book Award for Mark Brazaitis

Winning book prizes is no easy feat.

That our very own Mark Brazaitis has done it multiple times—the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the George Garrett Fiction Award, the ABZ Poetry Prize, among others—is truly impressive.

And now Mark has another award to add to the list: the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction from the University of Notre Dame Press.

The editors describe Mark's manuscript, The Incurables, as a "standout" in a strong field of entrants, all of whom have already published at least one book.

And of course contests of this kind receive hundreds of submissions, so "standing out" is a major achievement.

So congratulations—again!—to Mark.