When novelist Porochista Khakpour tweeted, back in June, "Can someone please create some prizes and lists for SECOND novels?! Trust me when I say we sophomores need more help than the freshman." it turned out people were listening.
Specifically, Slate and the Whiting Foundation are joining forces to battle second novel syndrome with the We Second That, the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
They're saying it's less of an award and more like "being retweeted by your literary idol" but their goal is to pull together
"a list of the very best under-recognized second novels of the past five years—ones that might not have found the readers they still deserve now."
The judges are taking suggestions, and you can email yours to firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustrate and Write On,