Sundress Announces 2017 Open Reading Period Selections


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Sundress Publications is thrilled to announce the results of the 2017 Open Reading Period. Following is a list of the winners, finalists, and semi-finalists chosen from this year’s submission period. Our staff has selected the following manuscripts for publication as part of our 2019 catalog:Divining Bones by Charlie Bondhus, Blood Stripes by Aaron Graham, Roughage by Leah Silvieus , and Afakasi | Half-Caste by Hali F. Sofala-Jones.

bondhusCharlie Bondhus’s second poetry book All the Heat We Could Carry won the 2014 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work’s appeared in Poetry, The Missouri Review, Columbia Journal, Hayden’s Ferry, The Bellevue Literary Review, and Copper Nickel. He has received fellowships from the Sundress Academy for the Arts, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Hawthornden International Writers’ Retreat in Scotland . He’s Assistant Professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College and poetry editor at the

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