In the winter of 2013 I wrote my ass off while chowing down on crispy apple pies and baked pork chops. Gaining twenty extra pounds. I was also getting my freak on.
I have been waiting patiently since this feburary, after I entered the NYFA competition and submitted a nonfiction story. The prize is $7,000.00. I’m anxiously waiting to find out the results. Any day the winners may be notified.
I pray, hope, and wish that I’m on that list. New York is full of talented artists of all kind and I’m one of them. Since 2000, it had been my dream to live, work, fuck, and play here. After three attempts and over 15 years my dream finally came true.
Hopefully the judges enjoyed my story and I will be cashing one of those $7,000.00 checks soon from NYFA. Guys please wish me luck!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thank you for applying for the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award.
We regret to inform you that you were not selected as the winner – but you should know you made our job difficult! The committee was greatly impressed by the quality of work submitted for the grant.
We encourage you to keep writing and to continue being involved in wonderful organizations like Sisters in Crime. We hope to read more of your published work in the future.
The Award Committee
NYFA talks to Sabine Heinlein (2009 Nonfiction Fellow) about her new book Among Murderers: Life After Prison, published by University of California Press in March 2013.