2015 NOVEL CONTEST WINNER:
And the 2015 Winner is…
Terminal Regression by Mallory Hill
Mallory Hill is a nineteen-year-old anthropology major at Indiana University. Here’s what she had to say about her contest winning novel, Terminal Regression: “Terminal Regression is set in a world where purpose is everything and passion is taken for granted. It follows Laura Baily, a self-proclaimed failure, as she embarks on a suicide attempt that results in her discovery of a secret, socially rejected community. While her own life seems listless and without meaning, she becomes wrapped up in the trials and sufferings of those around her. It becomes a sort of obsessive quest for justice and identity as she searches for a reason to live and fights to keep that reason safe.”
Regarding the contest-winning novel and its author, Lou Aronica, President and Publisher of The Story Plant, said, “Mallory Hill is a tremendously gifted writer. She was a runner-up in last year’s contest, and Terminal Regression took our imaginations for a ride. We are thrilled to have it as our winner and very excited about publishing it.”
And congratulations to our runners up….
Live Shadows by Heather Wittmer
Gambits by Kelly Shaw
The Game of Five by Robert Wayne McCoy
Diamonds in the Woods by Stef Kramer
The Future’s Dark Past by John Yarrow
2015 Short Story Contest Winners:
This could be you!
The first Authors First Novel Competition was won by Christopher Slater for his novel Pup. Christopher won a $5,000 prize, a book contract with The Story Plant, an iPad mini, and a year’s worth of Story Plant books. But more significantly, he found a dedicated publisher that has committed itself aggressively to publishing Pup well and launching this promising author’s career.