Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2017 Lorien Prize!


The Curtsy Family by Brielle Brilliant and The Loser’s Guide To Street Fighting by Howie Good



Moon Woman: Mythologies and Truths by Fatima-Ayan Maliki Hirsi and Don’t Get Your Hopes Up by Courtney Marie (offered joint 2017 publication)

Zersetzung by Kelly Thomas

fragmented by Rabha Ashry

This Bitter Earth by Anita Olivia Koester and This Atlas, Lost by Stacy Balkun

Seasons of the Crone by Heather Frankland

Road Worrier by Sandra Anfang

Butterfly Bombs by Marisa Adame

The Attic, The Basement, The Barn by Saleem Penny

Body To Words by Rebeka Hall and Miranda Steffens

It was a wonderful few months of reading for us at Thoughtcrime Press, and the lovely writers above represent only a small portion of the incredible work we received for the Lorien Prize, and continue to receive for the Not My President Anthology. Thank you to everyone who submitted. It was an honor and a privilege to read your manuscripts.

Now, back to work, crafting beautiful books that celebrate our authors, and their unique, exhilarating takes on language and storytelling.


Thoughtcrime Press

Captain Josh Gaines, and Ben Clark