Colorado Review, Volume 34 Number 3, Fall/Winter 2007 is out and features the winner of the 2007 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction: Thomas Grattan’s story “I Am a Souvenir.” Final Judge Charles Baster said of the work: “This story is both elliptical and straightforward, beautifully detailed and psychologically intricate. The events are crisply narrated, surprising, and slightly shocking, though completely plausible.” Grattan is a graduate of the Brooklyn College M.F.A. program. His work has been chosen as a finalist for the Iowa Review Fiction Award, and he is also the recipient of the Lainoff Prize for fiction.
Deadline for the Fifth Annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction is postmark January 15, 2008 – March 15, 2008.