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March 2015

So You Wanna Win a Book Prize? with Bryn Chancellor

by Ian Rogers

In lieu of our usual Contributor Spotlight posts, we’re reviving our series “So You Wanna Win a Book Prize?” in the run-up to the Prairie Schooner Book Prize deadline (March 15—submit now!). Bryn Chancellor won the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for her short story collection, When Are You Coming Home?  She received news of her award while teaching at the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference, and had to keep checking her recent calls to make sure she “hadn’t concocted the whole thing while on a high from excessive consumption of dining-hall soft serve cones.”

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