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April 2022 News of the Appalachian Literary Scene

April 2022 News of the Appalachian Literary Scene

Needle Work by Julia Watts is one of 9 finalists in YA Fiction for Foreword Indie.

Lock Her Up by Tina Parker was one of eleven finalists for Eric Hoffer’s 2022 Medal Provocateur that recognizes the “best on the frontier of poetry – the experimental, the innovative, the daring and stunning, the impromptu in technique and voice.”

The Girl Singer by Marianne Worthington was a finalist for the 2022 Montaigne Medal given to “thought-provoking books. These are books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought.”

Where I Can’t Follow by Ashley Blooms has been named one of 12 Spring Reading Picks by Deep South Magazine.

The Southern Review of Books has named Lioness by Mark Powell and Y’all Means All: The Emerging Voices Queering Appalachia edited by Z. Zane McNeil among the eleven best Southern books of April 2022

The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson has been named by Library Reads as one of the top ten books to be published in May 2022.

The Read Spotted Newt, Hazard, Kentucky’s new bookstore, owned by Mandi Fugate Sheffel, tied for fourth place in the Invest 606 contest for Eastern Kentucky entrepreneurs. She was one of thirteen finalists