Richard Russo has selected Kevin Ducey’s Calamity’s Child as the winner of the Booth Chapter One Contest.
“Ducey is a terrific writer who’s going to do great things,” Russo said. Russo went on to praise the humor and imagination in the opening twenty pages of Calamity’s Child, currently available on Booth's website.
Booth is a literary journal powered by the MFA program at Butler University. Booth publishes fresh material on their website every Friday, in addition to an annual print collection.
The Chapter One contest asked for novelists to submit up to 25 pages of an unpublished work. Ducey will collect a $500 prize.