The MERION MERCIES proposal — lavishly illustrated and detailing the entire series, volume by volume, including manuscript chapters — is available for invited users.  The master proposal is a 300-page, print-ready PDF file, and is copyrighted by the author.  For easier viewing and/or downloading, a lower-resolution (110mb) version of the proposal material is here offered, password-protected:

Merion Mercies proposal — threshold resolution

This very proposal — itself a richly-presented, originally-researched, immersive exploration of MERION MERCIES and the Welsh Tract, and leatherbound for a limited-edition, handcrafted print run — earned the plaudits of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which qualified author Andrew Hubsch and the MERION MERCIES series for a Creative Arts Fellowship consideration, an honor generally understood as a “mid-career” award.  The proposal, alone, achieved that distinction.

And thrice to date —  for FY 2012, FY 2014, and FY 2016 — the National Endowment for the Arts has qualified Andrew and MERION MERCIES for consideration for a Creative Writing (Prose) Fellowship, offered only on alternating years.  Put in perspective:  on average, fewer than 5% of NEA applicants qualify.  Heartening, that the marketplace of ideas recognizes its literary merits, even prior to publication.

For those interested in exploring the MERION MERCIES proposal or further material about the series, please contact the author, via the Contact page form.  Rest assured, the download will be well worth your time.