The T. O’Conor Sloane III Prize in Literature honors Senior Editor T. O’Conor Sloane III of Doubleday, who was the editor of Salvador Dali’s Diary of a Genius and books by Isaac Asimov, Jacques Cousteau, Thor Heyerdahl, Marc Chagall, Marcel Marceau, Edward Steichen and many other luminaries during his distinguished career in publishing. Sloane was also a director of the Catholic Poetry Society of America, headquartered in New York City.
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This prize will be awarded to exceptional works in the categories of poetry, flash fiction and short story. Eventually, this prize will expand to include novella and book manuscript categories with the award of an eBook publishing contract for the former and an eBook and print publishing contract awarded for the latter by Starship Sloane Publishing. As well, this prize may possibly serve as the springboard for anthologies, collections and poetry chapbooks.