Scott Heim has selected Mountain Cousins by Christopher Tradowsky for the 2013 BLOOM Fiction Chapbook Prize. Tradowsky will receive 25 copies of the chapbook and a $100 honorarium.   Judge’s citation: “The Mountain Cousins is so wickedly original, so inventive and assured and downright strange, that it’s hard to believe it wasn’t written by a seasoned literary star with several novels under his belt.  Christopher Tradowsky seems as much a descendant of Tennessee Williams and Flannery O’Connor as he does of Stephen King, and his inventive, grimly visionary story is unforgettable.”   Tradowsky elaborates on the story’s origins: “It’s actually a rewrite of a myth from Ovid’s Metamorphosis, the battle of the Lapiths and the centaurs. Ovid’s version is a bit more gory than mine: lots of descriptions of centaur…