Following an impressive batch of submissions to its inaugural short story collection contest last year, Dzanc Books  has announced that it will run a second wave of the competition  this fall. The winning fiction writer will receive one thousand dollars and publication of his or her book by the Michigan-based nonprofit literary press, with a release date in spring or summer of 2012.
Last year's winner was David Galef  for My Date With Neanderthal Woman, slated for publication in November 2011. His book will join a titles lineup that includes works by Laura van den Berg, whose debut story collection, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us , was recently named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, as well as Terese Svoboda , Roy Kesey , and the authors of Black Lawrence Press  and OV Books, Dzanc's imprints.
The press also publishes Monkeybicycle , a biannual lit mag in print whose online incarnation is updated twice a week.