Each year, we award a small cash prize to an audience favorite piece from the Mormon Lit Blitz. To vote, look through the pieces and rank your favorite four. Then cast your vote here.
The finalists are:
“Tower of Babel” by Darlene Young
“Chickens without End” by Julia Jeffrey
“2 Coats” by Jared Forsyth
“Through a Glass” by Alixa Brobbey
“Blood in the Garden” by Whitney Hemsath
“Cristo en el huerto de Getsemaní” by Gabriel González Núñez
“Grafted Branches” by Jeanine Bee
“The Fourth Ward Filibuster” by Kevin Klein
“Every Member a Missionary” by Selina Forsyth
“O Caixão de Nhô Jon Anton” by César Augusto Medina Fortes
“O Homem e a Terra” by Siviano Stalon Fortes
“Leah at the Edges” by Merrijane Rice
Voting is open from Monday, June 13th until the end of the day on Sunday, June 19th. The winner of the $125 Grand Prize will be announced on Monday, June 20th. At that time, we’ll also announce a judge’s choice piece selected by Christopher J. Blythe, who teaches Literature of the Latter-day Saints at Brigham Young University.
This fall, we’ll be doing extra work to encourage Latter-day Saints around the world to submit pieces in their own language. Details about the contest will be coming shortly.
Book Mentoring Project
We love what people do with 1,000 words. If you enjoy the kind of literature you’ve read in the Mormon Lit Blitz, though, we hope you’ll also consider donating $5, $10, or $20 to support the eight authors currently in our book mentoring program.