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Apolonio wins Liminal Fiction Prize

Bryant Apolonio has won the inaugural Liminal Fiction Prize for his story ‘Bad Weather’.

Apolonio’s story is described as ‘a split narrative between two generations, two worlds and two cultures’. Judges Brian Castro, Julie Koh and Evelyn Araluen said the story exhibits ‘a remarkable interior vision and a generous literary gift’ with its ‘precise imagery and deft worldbuilding’.

Apolonio will receive $2500 and publication in The Lifted Brow, while runner-up Claire Cao receives $500 and publication in The Lifted Brow online for her piece ‘See You Tomorrow’. Chosen from a shortlist of six announced earlier this month, the winning stories will also be published alongside the longlisted works in an anthology published by Brow Books in 2020.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the Liminal Fiction Prize seeks to ‘promote fiction by writers whose voices are often ignored or elided’. The inaugural prize was open to short fiction of 5000 words or less, on the theme ‘the future’.

For more information, visit the Liminal website here.


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