We’re excited that Gina Frangello selected Welcome to Freedom Point by Marina Mularz of Los Angeles, CA, to receive the 2016 New American Fiction Prize! Recently named a finalist for the Samantha Bee Full Frontal Mentorship Program, Marina also received the 2015 Nonesuch National Humor Writing Prize and was shortlisted by George Saunders for Matrix Magazine’s LitPOP Award. She will receive $1,000 and Welcome to Freedom Point will be released in Fall 2018.
Finalists for the 2016 Prize include:
—The Rink Girl, a collection by Mark Brazaitis of Morgantown, VA
—X, a novel by Peter Grandbois of Granville, OH
—The Gravity of Longings, a collection by Kathryn Paulsen of New York, NY
—Locked Gray/Linked Blue, a collection by Kem Joy Ukwu of Bloomfield, NJ