3QD Arts & Literature Prize 2011 Semifinalists


The voting round of our Arts & Literature prize (details here) is over. A total of 1,516 votes were cast for the 70 nominees (click here for full list of nominees). Thanks to the nominators and the voters for participating.

Carla Goller has designed a “trophy” logo that our top twenty vote-getters may choose to display on their own blogs. So here they are, in descending order from the most voted-for:

  1. Semifinalist_2011_Arts Tolstoy Is My Cat: Flash Fiction: Snow
  2. The Millions: Reading and Race: On Slavery in Fiction
  3. The Millions: Brideshead Revisited
  4. Jadaliyya: The Poetry of Revolt
  5. Accidental Blogger: The Leopard _ Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
  6. Plum: Hair Myth
  7. The Millions: Her Story Next to His: Beloved and The Odyssey
  8. The Millions: Beyond Harry, Oz, and Narnia: Lev Grossman’s The Magicians
  9. The Millions: On Bad Reviews
  10. 3 Quarks Daily: New York’s Empire State of Mind: The Colonization of ‘Up’ Part I
  11. The Millions: Chasing the Whale: Banksy, Obsession, and the Sea
  12. Fernham: Pearls and Power
  13. Stuck In A Book: Is there no balm in…
  14. Millicent and Carla Fran: On The Face That Launched a Thousand Clicks, Or What The Social Network Isn’t About
  15. Millicent and Carla Fran: Why Don't Women Submit?
  16. 3 Quarks Daily: Joothan: A Dalit's Life
  17. Chapati Mystery: The Stay-at-Home Man
  18. M. A. Peel: Oh Frabjous Day: Woolverton's FanFic Love for Alice
  19. Writing Without Paper: Consider the Pomegranate
  20. The Millions: The Sorry State of the Rejection Letter

The editors of 3 Quarks Daily will now pick the top six entries from these, and after possibly adding up to three “wildcard” entries, will send that list of finalists very soon to Laila Lalami. We will also post the list of finalists here then.

Good luck!