Thank you to all of our contestants in the first

Leon Forrest Prose Awards,

& congratulations to our six semi-finalists! 

Semi-finalists in Fiction are 

Jerry Armour, by Kelly Xintaris
Soaking, by Adam Mrjoian
The Me Zone, by John Green

Semi-finalists in Non-fiction are: 

Climbing the Pain Scale, by Kelsey Wiora
Daughters Must Have Their Own Agendas, by Nina N. Yeboah
Ruminants, by Brianne LaPelusa


Make History with the Guild Literary Complex this January 

Join us for the First Ever
Leon Forrest Prose Awards

Hosted by
Guild Literary Complex
The Promontory

With Emcee Mario Smith and  Special Guest Marianne Forrest

See you Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:30-9:30 PM

5311 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60615

Click HERE to get your Leon Forrest Prose Awards tickets today, and be sure to make a reservation at the Promontory for dinner and drinks before the event! 

About the Leon Forrest Prose Awards: 

A judged writing competition with the chance to win 
$500 in Non-Fiction, and $500 in Fiction, 
the Guild Literary Complex Prose Awards has held a place in Chicago’s writing community for over a decade.  
This year, however, competition is even tougher with the added cache of Leon Forrest’s legacy.
Great Chicago writers have submitted work to the Guild Complex for their chance to take home the first ever 
Leon Forrest Prose Award Prizes! 

Come see history in the making on January 11th, 2017.

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