For the 2020 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest, Sarah Blackman has selected Meaningful Work by Joanna Novak.

JoAnna Novak is the author of the novel I Must Have You and two books of poetry: Noirmania and Abeyance, North America. Her essay “My $1000 Anxiety Attack” was anthologized in About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of The New York Times. Her work has appeared in The Paris ReviewThe New York TimesThe AtlanticFenceGuernicaBOMB, and other publications. A co-founder of the literary journal and chapbook publisher, Tammy, she teaches in the MFA program at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles.