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ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE 2014 HORATIO NELSON FICTION PRIZE

We are thrilled to announce that Tegan Nia Swanson has won the 2014 prize for her novel-in-artifacts, Things We Found When the Water Went Down.

For more information about Ms. Swanson and her winning manuscript, read the Poets & Writers news article. [link "Poets & Writers news article" to: https://www.pw.org/content/black_balloon_announces_book_prize_winner

Like Nelson, we believe in relentless creativity and perseverance against all odds. Are you the next literary Horatio Nelson we're looking for?

PREVIOUS HORATIO NELSON FICTION PRIZE WINNERS

Mike Meginnins won the inaugural Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize in 2013 for his novel, Fat Man and Little Boy. Black Balloon will publish Mike’s ambitious and surreal debut in October 2014. Read an excerpt here.

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