2021 Fiction Book Prize Winner

Congratulations to our fiction book prize winner, Caleb Tankersley! His collection, Sin Eaters, was selected by our judge, Julie Iromuanya, and will be published by University of Alaska Press. Julie commended the collection for its “rich, highly imagined stories [which] are deeply felt and emotionally resonant.” Definitely a book you’ll want to keep on your radar! You can read the rest of Julie’s comments below.

Julie also named The Last Lock by Aracelis Asendorf as a runner-up. Once again, we want to congratulate Caleb and Aracelis on these honors, and to thank everyone who submitted to this year’s prize.


Caleb Tankersley is the author of the chapbook Jesus Works the Night Shift. His writing can be found in, Carve, The Cimarron Review, Puerto del Sol, Sycamore Review, and other magazines. He is the Managing Director for Split/Lip Press and lives near Seattle.

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