The 2017 Nonfiction Essay Contest gave us the chance to read amazing voices from emerging and established voices from around the country. We want to say thank you to those of you who submitted and to those who have support Unsolicited Press in the last five years. Okay, okay, let's just do this already.
Michael Murray has been selected as the grand prize winner of the contest and we are happy to offer him a contract for a book, on any topic or as an expansion of his essay, Spring Break.
We shouldn't forget the finalists, though. Although we wanted to select 15 writers for the anthology, we decided to narrow it down to four other writers that demonstrated an incredible knack for essay writing. After all, we refuse to select 15 essays for the sake of selecting essays, when in fact, only four other essays were worthy of publication. The finalists of the contest are Mick Bennett, Erica Zilleruelo, Willow Curry, and JoeAnn Hart.
Once we narrow down the details, we will tell you more information about the the anthology, Michael's book, and anything about the finalists!