Monday, July 20, 2009

Falcons is a contending finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship


Falcons on the Floor has been accepted out of nearly 700 submitted manuscripts for the final round of the 2009 James Jones First Novel Fellowship making it a semi-finalist.


* I have a related post about previously published poetry and short story collections here. Link.

Thank you Haneen, Lauren, Christy, Michael, Joe, and Jamie for getting me to this point.

9 comments:

Jamie Gaughran-Perez said...

Any sense of a schedule on when you find out?

Justin Sirois said...

By September or October, I think.

kevin.thurston said...

awesome

you are quite the roll with this, sir(ois)

Kate said...

wonderful!

Anonymous said...

This is a first-novel contest, though, and your bio to the right on your blog page mentions that you've already published two prior novels, which would make you ineligible as an entrant into the James Jones contest.

Justin Sirois said...

Chapbooks and poetry - not novels.

Justin Sirois said...

If you're interested, I'll mail you complementary copies of both Secondary Sound (poetry, BlazeVOX books 2008) and MLKNG SCKLS (deleted scenes from Falcons on the Floor, 2009). MLKNG SCKLS is a 60 page collection of shorts stories and vignettes -- kinda like an extended trailer in word form.

Anonymous said...

Your classy answer to the previous post makes me hope you win all the more. I entered too and no word, but best of luck to you with the contest!

Justin Sirois said...

Thank you. That means a lot (and made my early morning a bit brighter).