Announcing Emma Copley Eisenberg as fiction contest judge

We’re very excited to announce the judge for this year’s fiction contest: Emma Copley Eisenberg!

Emma’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Esquire, The Washington Post Magazine, and others. She has received fellowships, grants and residencies from Bread Loaf, the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Millay Colony, Jentel Foundation, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. She is the author of The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia which was named a New York Times Notable Book and Editor’s Choice of 2020 as well as nominated for an Edgar Award, a Lambda Literary Award, and an Anthony Bouchercon Award among other honors. Her debut novel, Housemates, will be published by Hogarth in 2024, as will her short story collection, Fat Swim, in 2025. She lives in Philadelphia, where she co-founded Blue Stoop, a community hub for the literary arts.

The contest is open until July 9 and you can enter on Submittable.