2020 First-Book Scholarship is now OPEN
In an effort to support equality and accessibility within literary publishing, GASHER Journal and Press is pleased to offer a $250 scholarship to a writer currently submitting their first book manuscript to help cover submission costs for contests and reading fees.
GASHER Journal is pleased to announce Maeve Holler as the winner of the 2019 First-Book Scholarship of $500 for her manuscript WE TALK IN BLOSSOMS.
Maeve Holler is a poet from Shelton, Connecticut. She is currently the Managing Editor for the literary magazine Sinking City and candidate in the University of Miami's MFA program. In 2017, she received her BA in English and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Tulane University in New Orleans. Maeve’s work, which focuses on depicting working-class experiences and retelling familial folklore, has appeared or is forthcoming in The Boiler Journal, Scalawag, The Cardiff Review, Wildness, Mantra Review, Lotus-Eater Magazine, and elsewhere.
A list of finalists as well as the editorial board for this year's scholarship are listed below.
Uma Menon hands for language
Katherine Gaffney Fool in a Blue House
Gnaomi Siemens The Errant
Kristin Macintyre Lush the Cradle
Katherine Indermaur Girl Descends Asunder