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Nicholas Molbert Wins 2019 Wallace Award - Chapbook 'Goodness Gracious' Out in Spring

Foundlings Press is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Wallace Award: Nicholas Molbert.

His chapbook, Goodness Gracious, will be released in spring 2019.

About Nicholas Molbert

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Nicholas Molbert

Nicholas Molbert lives and writes in Central Illinois as an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves as Ninth Letter’s assistant poetry editor. His poetry and nonfiction have been published in or is forthcoming from American Literary Review, Fjords Review, Foothill Journal, and Missouri Review Online among others.

About Foundlings Press and the Wallace Award

Foundlings Press is a literary publisher devoted to presenting, in print, the best writing. While the core of the Foundlings Press title list will always be devoted to contemporary poetry, the press also actively seeks and regularly publishes exceptional nonfiction, journalism, memoir, literary criticism, visual material, lyrics, and hybrid prose and verse works that defy categorization.

Foundlings Press began accepting submissions for its first chapbook competition in fall 2017, and released the winning title, Lytton Smith’s My Radar Data Knows Its Thing, designed by guest book artist Stephen Fitzmaurice, in March 2018. Later that summer the press rededicated its annual contest in honor of Wallace “Wally” Canham, Art Director Darren Canham’s canine companion and the Foundlings mascot.