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11th Annual Mormon Lit Blitz: Longlist

Thank you to everyone who submitted to this year’s Mormon Lit Blitz!

After our initial review of these pieces, we’re excited to share our long list of twenty-four semi-finalist pieces (listed alphabetically by author’s last name):

J.S. Absher “Until You Come” Lee Allred “The Giant Chicken Heart That Ate Nauvoo” Jeanine Bee “Grafted Branches” Alixa Brobbey “Through a Glass” Jared Forsyth “2 Coats” Selina Forsyth “Role Play in Family Therapy Class” Selina Forsyth “Every Member a Missionary” César Augusto Medina Fortes “O Caixão de Nhô Jon Anton” Elizabeth Garcia “Safety Coffin” Gabriel González Núñez “Christ in Gethsemane” Marianne Hales “Pandemic Epiphragm” Whitney Hemsath “Blood in the Garden” Julia Jeffrey “Chickens without End” Kevin Klein “The Fourth Ward Filibuster” Annaliese Lemmon “I Did Obey the Voice of the Spirit” Timothy Merrill “Sign” Rowena Palmer “Rhapsody on Hymn 193” Steven Peck “My mother became chatty at St. Marks Hospital and it didn’t sound like the Alzheimer’s talking” Steven Peck “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?” Merrijane Rice “Leah at the Edges” Merrijane Rice “Cain” Siviano Stalon Fortes “O Homem e a Terra” Darlene Young “A Plan of Salvation” Darlene Young “Tower of Babel”

We will announce the twelve finalists next Monday (May 23). The finalists will then be published, one per day, from May 30 to June 11, with voting taking place afterward.

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