Melanie Pappadis Faranello

Publications & Awards

Selected Publications

                                     AWARDS

  • Winner of the 2022 Marianne Russo Award from Key West Literary Seminars for Novel-in-Progress: In Other Kinds of Weather
  • Individual Artist Fellowship Award in Fiction 2018, Connecticut Office of the Arts
  • William Faulkner-Wisdom Competition in Novel, In Other Kinds of Weather, Finalist, Novel Manuscript.
  • Winner of The Chapbook Award in Fiction, Searching Ana, The New School, NYC, Novel.  
  • Creative Community Fellow, 2019, National Arts Strategies
  • Pushcart Prize Nomination“At the Auditorium,” Fifth Wednesday Journal
  • Sarabande Books' Mary McCarthy Prize in FictionSearching Ana, Top Finalist
  • The Dana Awards for the NovelIn Other Kinds of Weather, Semi-Finalist, Novel Manuscript
  • Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Contest,  top 25 winner
  • Whidbey Writers Contest in NovelSearching AnaSemi-Finalist, Novel Manuscript
  • PetrochorZine Reprint Award"Marionette", Short-Listed

Conferences

  • Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
  • Sewanee Writers' Conference
  • Wesleyan Writer's Conference, Full Scholarship
  • Key West Literary Seminars, Full Scholarship

Manuscripts

IN OTHER KINDS OF WEATHER, (Novel-literary fiction), examines the cloaked normalcy of suburbia and questions how well we truly know what is going on behind our neighbors’ doors. 

ANNA AND LOU (Novel-literary fiction) interweaves the stories of a twelve-year-old girl in the 80’s and a thirty-two-year-old groundskeeper in 2000 as they search Chicago for their missing loved ones.

EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMETHING (Story Collection) exposes our human need for connection and explores the many ways in which we struggle to attain it.

THE SHAPE OF GRIEF (Essay collection) is a collection of personal essays exploring the many facets of grief and loss. 

POETRY ON THE STREETS : A Collection of photographs and poetry written by everyday people on the street

Forward printed in published chapbook by contest judge and author, Dennis Cooper, for winning novel excerpt, Searching Anna. The New School Chapbook Competition

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