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December 31, 2013

Results of September/October 2013 Open Reading Period

Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce that we have offered a book contract to Christopher Citro of Liverpool, NY for his manuscript The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy. The book is scheduled for publication in the first quarter of 2015.

Honorable Mentions:

Everything We Think We Hear by Jose Angel Araguz

Shimmy by Don Boes

The Invention of Henry Ford by John Bradley

Expanse by Alejandro Escude

Mix Tapes and Photo Albums by Andrea Janov

Music from Small Towns by Al Maginnes

The Woman Who Married a Bear by Tiffany Midge

Tipped to the Ear by Laura Minor

The Four Ugliest Children in Christendom by Camille-Yvette Welsch

The selected book and the honorable mentions were selected from the 140 manuscripts we received during out open reading period, which were narrowed by our screeners to eighteen finalists:

Capote in Brooklyn by Susan Aizenberg

Everything We Think We Hear by Jose Angel Araguz

Shimmy by Don Boes

The Invention of Henry Ford by John Bradley

The Breach by Gaylord Brewer

The Man Without Qualities by Richard Cecil

The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy by Christopher Citro

Jonah Descending by Joey Connelly

Expanse by Alejandro Escude

Sign, Token by Graham Hillard

Mix Tapes and Photo Albums by Andrea Janov

Career Suicide by Charles Jensen

Music from Small Towns by Al Maginnes

The Woman Who Married a Bear by Tiffany Midge

Tipped to the Ear by Laura Minor

Freaked by Liz Robbins

Church of Needles by Sarah Sousa

The Four Ugliest Children in Christendom by Camille-Yvette Welsch

We only regret that we cannot publish more from this fine field of manuscripts and wish these authors well in finding publishers.

Thanks to this year's screeners: Ashli Alford, Ralaina Hunley, Joshua Johnston, Dori Norman, Abby Rudolph, and Maggie Woodward.

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