We’re excited to announce that Judith Claire Mitchell has selected I Know You Love Me, Too, by Amy Neswald of Farmington, Maine, to receive the 2019 New American Fiction Prize! Amy is a fiction writer and independent filmmaker. Her written work is forthcoming or has been published in The Normal School, Green Mountain Review, and Bat City Review, among others. She is the recipient of the Dick Shea Memorial Award for Fiction and was a Pushcart Prize finalist. Her screenplay received the Best Screenplay award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival (2008) and her short film Wilderness was awarded an Indiefest award for excellence in film making. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Maine, Farmington. Amy will receive $1,200 and I Know You Love Me, Too, will be published by New American Press (release date forthcoming).
Finalists for the 2019 New American Fiction Prize include:
—Dead Reckoning and Other Stories, by Shannon Kernaghan of Alberta, CAN
—Spin, by Glen Allen of Towson, MD
—Fractured: A Novel, by Emily Franklin of Newton, MA
—The Machine We Trust & Other Stories, Tim Conrad of Kalamazoo, MI