2020 Winners

Best New Voice: Fiction

Watch the following video to see which of the four finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

The Boys Who Woke Up Early

Author: A.D. Hopkins

Publisher: Imbrifex Books

ISBN: 978-1-945501-27-2

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A gritty but tender story about adolescence and racism set in the hills of western Virginia at the end of the Eisenhower years.

The Last Getaway

Author: Clay Savage

Publisher: Ocean Park Press

ISBN: 978-1-733880-60-2

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When a bank heist goes sideways, two getaway drivers come together to figure out what the hell happened, and make the score of a lifetime.


Author: Trish Heald

Publisher: Glasswing Media

ISBN: 978-1-7332268-0-6

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A retired curmudgeon struggles to create a new identity after the death of his wife and the discovery of a devastating family secret.

The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus

Author: Alanna McFall

Publisher: Atthis Arts

ISBN: 978-1-945009-34-1

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Chelsea is determined to make it to her brother’s wedding. And she won’t let the fact that she’s been dead for two years stop her.

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