Monday, May 23, 2011

Paris Short Story Contest to Announce Winner of Editorial Committee Prize

The Editorial Committee of the Paris Short Story Contest has two roles:

1)  select the shortlist of stories to be submitted to the finalist judges.  (The stories chosen by the 12 judges will be announced separately.)
2) choose the winner of the 200 euro Editorial Committee Prize.

Each Editorial Committee member was invited to nominate stories for the Editorial Committee prize. All of the nominated stories were then read by a sub-group of the EC which voted on the winner. 
The winner of the Paris Short Story Contest Editorial Committee Prize will be announced on Tuesday, May 24.

Members of the Editorial Committee

Beth Arnold : Award winning writer and journalist for Rolling Stone, GQ, InStyle, Self, American Way, Premiere, and online at The Huffington Post, and, Editor of Letter from Paris

* Janice Abbott: author of Meet the Press, translator and English teacher and program director. 

Jennifer K. Dick : Author of Fluorescence and Patina, co-founder of Ivy writers series and professor of American Literature in Mulhouse University

* Mary Duncan: author of Henry Miller is Under My Bed, Professor. Founder/coordinator Paris Writers Group. Patron of the Shakespeare and Company Literary Festival,  founder of Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Moscow

Kristin Espinasse : Author of Words in a French Life and the cult blog, French Word A Day 

Karen Fawcett :  Publisher and editor of the widely-read e-magazine Bonjour Paris , and veteran journalist. 

* Mary Ellen Gallagher: Fiction and non-fiction writer, currently completing a novel.  MFA from Lesley University, Cambridge MA; short story awards from the US, France & Australia.

Nancy Gerbault: Literary agent and President Abroad Writers Conferences

Hilary Kaiser : Author of WWII Voice:  American GI's and the French Women Who Married Them, and French War Brides former associate professor at the University of Paris

* Dimitri Keramitas : Short story writer, reviewer,  teacher, translator, film reviews for

Barry Kirwan: author of The Eden Paradox, short story writer and essayist 

Marcia Lebre : Director of the Paris Writers Workshop since 1998, MFA Bennington College

* Kai Maristed: Author of the short story collection Belong to Me and the novels Out After Dark, Fall, and Broken Ground, her fiction and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The American Voice, StoryQuarterly, The American Scholar, Zoetrope, and The Anchor Essay Annual Kai has taught at Emerson College and the Harvard Extension School and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program, has judged the University of Michigan Hopwood Awards and reviews frequently for The Los Angeles Times. 

Thirza Valois : Author of Around and About Paris series,  Romantic Paris,  Aveyron, A Bridge to French Arcadia, as well as the Paris entry to the Encarta Encyclopaedia, Thirza  holds several degrees from the Sobronne, (including the most prestifious agrégation) and is an acclaimed lecturer on FranceShe has appeared on BBC, PBS, the Travel Channel, CNN, Discovery, the French Cultural Channel, has been aired on scores of radio stations in the US, Britain and others, and has contributed articles to The Financial Times, United Airlines' Hemispheres, Condé Nast Traveller, among other publications. 

Christopher Vanier : Author of the memoir Caribbean Chemistry. short story writer, winner of the Paris Writers Workshop Prize and the Kingston University Life Writing Competition.

Eve Zuckerman : Editor in chief of  L'Inébranlable, contributor to Sunday Telegraph, Ireland's Independent and  

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