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Maisy Card 

Author of the novel These Ghosts Are Family,  which won an American Book Award, the  2021 OCM Bocas Prize in fiction,  and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, The  Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and the LA Times Art Seidenbaum  Award for First Fiction.

Please keep entries for The Gertie Award under 5,000 words and remove your name from the manuscript. Use double-spacing in 12 pt. font as a PDF (no other formats will be accepted). 

Finalists will be able to attend an exclusive Roundtable at the 2024 Conference in LA. Winners of the Gertie Award will be announced at the Closing Night Gala on September 28, 2024 and will receive a complimentary, all access pass to the 2025 TGC Conference!

Thank you and good luck!

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