2016 Nonfiction Contest

harrison scott key judge slide imageJudge: Harrison Scott Key

  • DEADLINE: April 9th!
  • PRIZE: $500 and publication in Phoebe 45.2 (online issue)
  • ENTRY FEE: $10
  • SUBMISSION SIZE: 1 piece per submission, up to 5,000 words.

Harrison Scott Key is the author of the memoir The World’s Largest Man (HarperCollins), a true story about what it’s like to be related to insane people from Mississippi, including the surprise revelation, on the last page, that he is also insane and the book is a hallucination. Or is it? (SPOILER ALERT: It isn’t! Or is it? Harrison is checking with his fact-checker to confirm what “truth” is and isn’t.) The book was reviewed and mostly loved by book reviewers who were mostly loved as children and was even nominated for the 2015 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction, which includes a $50,000 award, which is almost as much money as some people make in a bass fishing tournament. Other nominees include relative unknowns such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Harold Bloom, Primo Levi, and among others, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the great Beat writer WHO IS APPARENTLY STILL ALIVE, which deserves some kind of prize.submit


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