Our summer nonfiction contest for all entries that were published or accepted for publication between June 15 – September 15, comes to a close next week. We are grateful and thrilled to announce that Chelsey Clammer will judge the entries for Sunlight’s first Summer Nonfiction Award.

Chelsey Clammer is the author of BodyHome and winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award for her essay collection, Circadian (forthcoming October 2017). She has been published in The Rumpus, Hobart, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Normal School and Black Warrior Review among others. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown and teaches creative writing online with WOW! Women on Writing. Chelsey received her MFA from Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University.

To learn more about Chelsey, please visit her on Twitter and FacebookFind out about her editing services and classes.

Join Chelsey Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., New York, for the first reading of her new book, Circadian. The reading is 6:00-7:30 pm.

We cannot wait to hear what Chelsey decides about our contest entries. Stay tuned for the winner who will receive a cash award.

A special thanks to Windy Lynn Harris for helping us connect with Chelsey. We also thank an anonymous donor for sponsoring this award, as well as our Spring Fiction Award announced in August.