Items Tagged With essays

Librarians of Timbuktu vs. Al-Qaida, the Lyric Essay’s Fictions, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.25.16

Rigoberto González on the marginalization of Latino poets; celebrities and their “book selfies”; Pulitzers boost book sales; and other news.

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Writers on TIME’s Most Influential People List, Autofiction’s Predecessors, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.21.16

Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary; the poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop; Bret Easton Ellis on the Broadway version of his novel American Psycho; and other news.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel, The Reactive, and Emma Straub’s third novel, Modern Lovers, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Literary MagNet

by Dana Isokawa

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

The newly revamped Literary MagNet highlights an emerging author alongside the journals that have published that author’s work. This issue’s MagNet features essayist Angela Morales, whose debut collection, The Girls in My Town, is out in April from University of New Mexico Press; and a selection of print and online journals that first published the essays in her book, including River Teeth, Arts & Letters, 1966, the Baltimore Review, and Literary Mama.

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30 Below Contest

30 Below Contest

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer under the age of 30. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems or 15,000 words of prose with a $23 entry fee between September 15 and November 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bechtel Prize

Bechtel Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Teachers & Writers Magazine is given annually for an essay that relates to creative writing education or literary studies. Susan Orlean will judge. Submit an essay of up to 3,500 words with a $20 entry fee by July 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

A prize of $1,000 Canadian (approximately $830) and publication in Malahat Review will be given annually for an essay. Jane Silcott will judge. Submit an essay of 2,000 to 3,000 words with a $40 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Malahat Review, by August 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Creative Nonfiction Prize

Creative Nonfiction Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Hunger Mountain website is given annually for a work of creative nonfiction. Submit an essay of up to 10,000 words with a $20 entry fee by September 10. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Essay Award

Essay Award

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a personal essay. Submit an essay of up to 8,000 words with a $10 entry fee ($5 for each additional essay) by September 30. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in DIAGRAM is given annually for an essay. Hybrid elements and unique textual, formal, or visual elements are encouraged, but not required. Ander Monson and Nicole Walker will judge. Submit an essay of up to 10,000 words with a $17 entry fee by December 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction is given quarterly for an essay. The theme for the Winter 2017 issue is "Joy." The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($25 to receive a subscription to Creative Nonfiction) by May 16. There is no entry fee for subscribers. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fall Story Contest

Fall Story Contest

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication in Narrative is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15,000 words of prose with a $23 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fellowship Competition

Fellowship Competition

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Quarterly West are given annually for a group of poems, a short story or a novel excerpt, and an essay. The winners also receive tuition to attend the Writers at Work Conference in Alta, Utah, in June. Writers who have not published a book in the genre in which they are applying are eligible. Tarfia Faizullah will judge in poetry, Peter Ho Davies will judge in fiction, and Kerry Howley will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to six poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $25 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a book translated from German into English published in the United States during the previous year. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the award ceremony in Chicago. Publishers may submit six copies of a poetry collection, a short story collection, a novel, a novella, or an essay collection published in 2013 by January 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Lamar York Prizes

Lamar York Prizes

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Tayari Jones will judge in fiction; Dinty W. Moore will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Chattahoochee Review, by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Life Lessons Essay Contest

Life Lessons Essay Contest

A prize of $3,000 and publication in Real Simple is given annually for an essay on a theme. A second-place prize of $750 and a third-place prize of $500 are also given. The theme this year is "What single decision changed your life?" The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 1,500 words by September 21. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.