Chapbook Contest


We're over-the-moon to share the winners of the 2020 Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests! We received an overwhelming number of excellent manuscripts and we're humbled that so many wonderful writers thought enough of Diode Editions to submit to us. Thank you for honoring us with your work.
— The Diode Team

Full-length Book Prize

Where the Wolf, Sally Rosen Kindred

The Enemy of My Enemy Is Me, Conor Bracken

GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues, Shanta Lee Gander

Chapbook Prize

Faraway Places, Teow Lim Goh
Low Budget Movie, Kendra DeColo & Tyler Mills
Special Delivery, Natasha Sajé
Body Facts, Joey S. Kim
Slash / Slash, Amorak Huey & W. Todd Kaneko


Full-length Book Finalists

[B-Dragon Suite], Stine Su Yon An (안수연)
(A) V(ERTIGO BOOK), Carolyn Guinzio
The Irresistible Allure of Drowning Men, Katerina Stoykova
Field Guide to Living with Yourself, Shuang Ang
Lore, Brianna Noll
寂寞 • 先知 (LONELY PROPHET), Michael Chang
So Much More: Abstracts, Unfinished Sequences, and Political Prose Poems, Darren Demaree
Wolf Tours, Alyse Knorr
The Green We Speak, Ira Sukrungruang

​Chapbook Finalists

Flower Boi, Nadine Marshall
Bloodwarm, Taylor Byas
Autobiography of the boi Venus, kiki nicole
Knife Splitting Watermelon, Nasma Kublawi
Epistolarium. Letters to the Usual Suspects, Tina Schumann
Ripening Kind, Erin Miller
Prerecorded Weather, Noah Falck & Matt McBride


Past Book & Chapbook Prize Winners


Full-length Book Prize

Wider than the Sky, Nancy Chen Long

The Minister of Disturbances, Zeeshan Khan Pathan

Chapbook Prize

 The Last Human Heart, Allison Joseph

Good Timing & Gertrude Stein: Inside Snoopy's snout maggots feast upon my blood, Julia Cohen


Full-length Book Prize

 Revenge of the Asian Woman, Dorothy Chan

 American Samizdat, Jehanne Dubrow

 We Call Them Beautiful, KC Trommer

Chapbook Prize

 Returning to Jaffa, Philip Metres

 Smoke Girl, Simone Person


Full-length Book Prize

Go Because I Love You, Jared Harél 

the empty season, Catherine Bresner

Chapbook Prize

 Our Lady of the Flood, Alison Pelegrin

Red//Jild//Prayer, Hazem Fahmy 

 Adoption, Adam Falkner


Full-length Book Prize

 Starlight & Error, Remica Bingham-Risher

quitter, Paula Cisewski

Chapbook Prize

 Rare Birds, Shelley Wong

 Requiem: A Patrimony of Fugues, Tina Schumann

 For Filthy Women Who Worry About Disappointing God, Seema Yasmin


Chapbook Prize

 Straight, sam sax

 The Goddess Monologues, Vandana Khanna


Chapbook Prize

Bright Power, Dark Peace, Traci Brimhall & Brynn Saito

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