ForeWord Firsts Debut Fiction Awards Finalists

January 26, 2012 at 9:45am

The ForeWord Firsts Summer/Autumn 2011 shortlist was announced today. The competition recognizes the brightest self-published or independently published works of debut fiction.


“As a book review journal, at times we feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of titles we receive for review—many more than we can possibly cover in the magazine,” said ForeWord Reviews Publisher Victoria Sutherland. “ForeWord Firsts is designed to give these titles an extra sales boost and help validate this important segment of the industry.”


First fiction titles, published between July and December 31, 2011, were eligible for judging. ForeWord’s panel of editors reviewed the impressive selection and culled the best titles for the shortlist.


The seven finalists are:

Blue Fall by B.B. Griffith

Dancing with Eternity by John Patrick Lowrie

The Dating Dilemmas of Delilah Dunnfiled by Victoria Thurman

Miss Madeira by Austin Gary

Rinse Cycle by Doretta Wildes

Super Cowboy Rides by Daris Howard

Things to Do in Denver When You're Un-Dead by Mark Everett Stone


The debut winner of ForeWord Firsts will be announced the first week of February.