1. Claire Fuller (Our Endless Numbered Days)
  2. Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding)
  3. Naomi Jackson (The Star Side of Bird Hill)
  4. Laura Lane McNeal (Dollbaby)
  5. Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You)
  6. Jenny Nordberg (The Underground Girls of Kabul)
  7. Brian Panowich (Bull Mountain)
  8. Sara Taylor (The Shore)
  9. M.O. Walsh (My Sunshine Away)
  10. Christopher J. Yates (Black Chalk)