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Announcing the Second Round of the 2021 Launch Pad Prose Competition!

By February 5, 2021 February 6th, 2021 No Comments

Congratulations to the Second Rounders from this year’s competition! Our Top 100 Finalists will be announced on March 18th.

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‘SCAPES MADE DIAMONDShauna O’Meara
7 ORGASMS AND A THANK YOU NOTEShane Elizabeth
A DAFFODIL AMONGST NARCISSUSESShreshtha Kovvali
A HEX UPON BLACKSTONE COUNTYJ. Andrew Rutledge
A RETIREMENTHarris Kauffman
A STAR IN HER CROWNDarryl Wimberley
ADULTS ARE ALSO AFRAID OF THE DARKJenny Halper
ALBERT RISINGFred Ayeroff
AN UNUSUAL CASEVanessa A. Ryan
ANNA INCOGNITOLaura Preble
ANOMALYJennifer Milne
APPEARANCESMike Tuohy
BELLS: FROM MANAGER TO REINDEERM Adrian Brassington
BLACKLAND COUNTYJosh Taylor
BLACKOUT MANDavid Sakmyster
BOZOPHOBIAScott Parson
BRA STRAPS RAZOR WIRETR Lawrence
BUILDING IT UPKatt Rose
BUSINESSJ.P. Meyboom
BYERLY LONGWELL’S MIRACULOUS MEDICINE SHOWJillian Chmiel
CARINATaylor Sutton
CLOSET HEARTSKyle T. Cowan
COFFEETIMELynn Swisher Spears
COLTONJonathan Koehle
CONTINUANCEIrina Ivanova
CRYBABYBrennan Gilpatrick
CUT ON THE BIASSusanna Bonaretti
DANGER SO LOVELYRomily Bernard
DAUGHTER OF AMUNKatherine Istace
DEAD IN THE WATERKevin Hopgood
DEAD RECKONINGMichael Ray
DEAR MR. HITCHCOCKElizabeth Crowens
DEATH IS THE COOL NIGHTLibby Sternberg
DENSITYAshley Beeby
DESK JOB DEITIESBrian Spellman
DISSENTSara Seitz
DOMEWORLDIvaylo Tontchev
DOORMAN WANTEDGlenn Miller
DREAM LESSMichelle Wilker
DROWNING IN HONEYSavannah Oakes
ECHO BEACHPenny Jackson
ELEANOR AND ABIGAILKhalehla Rixon
ELIMINATING KINGSAllways Wander
EMBRACE THIS SPEEDAlec Cyganowski
EMPIRE IN EXILERen-Horng Wang
EVERYTHING RETURNS TO THE SEAKailee Pedersen
EXETER: THE LAST WITCHEmanuela Spadoni
EXODUSChristopher Lee
FARLEY’S ANGELMackenzie Kyle
FLIGHT OF THE ALYAAmber Snow
GALLANTCatherine Cheresh
GEARHARBORConor Kyle
GHOSTS OF CHARLESTONDon Upton
GLUTTONDeborah Riley
GRAY ORBITDavid Clair
HALLOWEEN PARADEJulie Sharbutt
HAPPY HOLIDAYSRonald McGuire
HELL KITTENSusan Hamilton
HER LETTERPaula Conner
HER SEVENTH DEATHVirginia Austin
HIDDEN TALENTVanessa Ryan
HOLD MECynthia Riddle
HOW TO BREAK YOUR COLLARBONE AND WHYJackie Cloud
HUNTING TEDDY ROOSEVELTJames Ross
ICE FISHINGNaomi Baum
ILLUMINAREKimberly Moore
IN MEMORIAMSteven Lundgren
INVERSIONEric Serrilli
IRONBLOODNathan Cabaniss
ISOLATEDKelly Kazek
IT HAPPENED IN LONDONAlexandra Ares
JOIN USLee Matthew Goldberg
JULIEGina Lyle
KID NAPPERRandall Hahn
KILL CODELuna Kayne
KILL FOR LOVELaura Picklesimer
KILL THE DOGAlexandria Mui Lynn Chin
KISSING TOMATOESHelen Hudson
KIYA AND THE MORIAN TREASURER.S. Mellette
LA MOCHILA EXPRESSSarah Marsh
LADY ADAJulie Ann Slaby
LANDSCAPE OF HER YEARSuzannah Moore
LENSWOMANKim Gottlieb-Walker
LET’S HOLD HANDSBrendan Kelly
LIARSCharlene Clarke-Todoruk
LIFE IS BIGKiki Denis
LIKE THE WIND I GOVahid Imani
LOVE IS LOUDERSusan Hahn
LOVE THY NEIGHBORKaryn Peyton
MACEDakota Banks
MAKE THE ROBOTS LAUGHElena Perez
MALFEASANCEAleks Lyons
MALTACharles Duffie
MARINA & THE SCIENCE CLUBMaria Sideris-Ishimaru
MATTIE FINCHBrendan Kelly
ME AND THE MAN WHO MADE MAPPLETHORPERoberta Degnore
MELANIEEd Benjamin
MODERN DEVOTIONY.J. HA
MOTEL PICharlene Ellen
MR. CTerry Connell
NATURAL 20 Alex Simon
NIGHTTIME TALESJenna Dickson
NINE WIVESLaurie Criego
NO BLOOD, NO PRINTS, NO MURDERLee Adams
NO TRUTH IN CHEMISTRYJennifer S. Deayton
NORTHWOODSNia Searle
NUDGEDanny Hogan
OBERONKim Lozelle
ONE MORNING, JUST BEFORE DAYKyle McNally
OUR LADY OF THE BASS BOATMike Tuohy
P.R.Robert Bowman
PERSONA NON GRATADesson Thomson
PLAN DJessica Barksdale
PUNK ROMANADave Kavanaugh
RAZOR’S EDGEJonathan Marx
REDACTEDJ. Andrew Rutledge
REVELATION RECORDSJennifer Giacalone
RUBY’S REVENGEChristine Gallagher
RUN NASEEMA RUNShehla Naqvi
RUSSIAN TROPICSLibby Sternberg
SAN CAMILIOKatie Antonsson
SATAN FENCEAnne Steinberg
SAVAGE GAMELisa Pais
SAY DA!Caroline Falls
SCARS & CHARLATANSChristopher Robin Hood
SEMI-PRODavid Holloway
SENECA REBELRayya Deeb
SHANGHAI TORAH YUANFENBriana London
SKINNY WOMAN IN A STRAW HATHao Tran
SLAUGHTER ROADDwight Jolivette
SLOANE HALLLibby Sternberg
SMITH’S PROTEGEGrant Halstead
SOMETIMES… I DON’T REMEMBER MUCH OF THE ’70SNorman Johnson
SORROWS TO THE STONESGary Nilsen
SORRY, DELIVERYPaula Lennon
SOULTOUCHYasamin Noori-Bushehri
SPEAKING OF SUMMERKalisha Buckhanon
STATIONJarrett Early
STRANGE TRIPSJames Pomeroy
STUDENT BODIESTaylor Foreman-Niko
SURVIVING THE ODDCandi Milo
SURVIVING URANUSMichael Wohl
SWALLOWING BITTERNESSKathy Tao
T.L.W.Katherine Martinez DeLeon
T.O.R.N.Ampora Yazdani
TAPESTRY LIONKaren Nilsen
TEARS OF INANNAMichelle Halverson
THANKSGIVINGJennifer S. Deayton
THE ’49 INDIANCraig Moody
THE BOARDERPaul Toth
THE BOY WHO KILLED SUMMERBrendan Kelly
THE CHRONICLES OF DR. ODDGreg Vest
THE COUGAR’S TALEDaylin Banks
THE DARKNESS AND THE DEEPHalle McGowan
THE DAY SARAH GRACE FOUND RELIGIONJulie Ann Slaby
THE DECOYNicole Crowley
THE DEVIL HEADRay McNally
THE EDITORSStephen Harrison
THE FORTUNELaurence Fuller
THE FOURTH YEARChristopher Backs
THE FRIENDLIESMeg Howrey
THE GOLD RUSH GIRLSCraig Moody
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO FRANKJulian Porter
THE HIDDENMandy Artusato
THE INFLUENCER OF THE HEARTRochelle E. Fisher
THE KEY TO CIRCUS-MOM HIGHWAYAllyson Rice
THE KILLER DISAPPEARSGraham Powell
THE KIRKFALLEN STOPWATCHJan-Andrew Henderson
THE LEGACY OF A STEAMBOAT CABIN BOYJames Magner
THE LEGEND OF FIRE-MANECharles Sellner
THE LEGEND OF POKEY NOSETami Ryder
THE LEMONADE TOURKerry Quinn
THE MODEST ONEIvana Strajin
THE MONSTER HYPOTHESISRomily Bernard
THE ON-THE-ROOF GANGMatt Zullo
THE ORPHAN DARKLINGSJohn Barnes
THE OUTER CIRCLEConor Dowling
THE PETTIFOGGERYSAlan Adler
THE RESURRECTION OF ALL WE KNEWAshley Polihronakis
THE RUSHElla West
THE RUSSIAN ROADAfarin Bellisario
THE SHADOW OF ASCENSIONRobin McConnell
THE SOCIAL PROGRAMBrent Delaney
THE SOUND OF SNOWPeter Brown
THE ST. BOTOLPH’S HOSPITAL AMATEUR SHAKESPEARE SOCIETYBen Paynter
THE SUN AND THE MOONChuck Abdella
THE SURGERicki Holmes
THE THIRTY-NINTH MANDale Swanson
THE TWIN FLAMES, THE MASTER, AND THE GAMERichard Lanoix
THE VENUEMary Cardenas
THE WAY YOUR FATHER DIESRaymond Gaston
THE WEIGHT OF IT ALLWendy Willis Baldwin
THE WHIPPING CLUBDeborah Henry
THE WHIRLPOOL PROJECTJosh Taylor
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT LUCYJulie Ann Slaby
THIS IS THE WORK OF ONE HUNDRED BEST CITIZENSJulie Ann Slaby
TO THE NINESElena Perez
TOO DONEMaria Sanchez
TRUEBarbara Rye
TURNING OF THE BONESMichael Welch
UNDER THE COLOR OF LAWMonica Lee
WAR ORPHANSKuros Charney
WARDKyle Waller
WASTEDSteve Finly
WE ARRIVE UNINVITEDJen Shanahan
WHEN WENDY WHISPERSElena Perez
WHITE DEVILWilliam Gish
WONDER VALLEYNoah Pohl
YOUTHPhil Vengrinovich
YOUTOPIAJoseph Rein
YOYKHHoward W. Robertson

Make sure to check back for further announcements! Full details about the competition can be found here.

(As a reminder: If you entered into the Mentorship Program, or signed up to be part of the Guaranteed Signing or Guaranteed Option prizes, regardless of making the Second Round, you are still in contention for those prizes. Those winners are selected from the entire pool of submissions separately from the finalist rounds, and will be announced alongside the winners)

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