Judge: Jami Attenberg
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm
Prize: $500 and publication in phoebe 51.2 (online issue)
Entry Fee: $7
Submission Size: 1 piece per submission, follow general submissions guidelines
Jami Attenberg has written about food, travel, books, relationships and urban life for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, Slate, and others. All This Could Be Yours was published in 2019 by HMH Books and Serpent’s Tail (UK), as well as in Italy, Germany, China, and Brazil. Her work has been published in a total of sixteen languages.
Her debut collection of stories, Instant Love, was published in 2006, followed by the novels The Kept Man and The Melting Season. Her fourth book, The Middlesteins, was published in October 2012. It appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, and was published in ten countries in 2013. It was also a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the St. Francis College Literary Prize. A fifth book, Saint Mazie, was published in 2015 and has been optioned by Fable Pictures. Her sixth book, All Grown Up, was published in 2017 and was a national bestseller, appearing on numerous year-end lists.
Her memoir, I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home, will be published in January 2021 by Ecco Books and Serpent’s Tail (UK).
She lives in New Orleans, LA.