Items Tagged With historical fiction

Penguin Revives Modern Poets Series, WWII Fiction’s Renaissance, and More

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Online Only, posted 6.14.16

New anthology modeled after The Canterbury Tales features stories of refugees in the U.K.; a poet and a novelist respond to the Orlando shooting; the trope of masculine genius; and other news. 

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Seattle Tops Well-Read Cities List, Thin-Slice Historical Fiction, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.26.16

Musician creates punk album from William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch; why “translated fiction” is not a genre; Raymond Carver’s brother writes the author a birthday tribute; and other news.  

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

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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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World Poetry Day, James Patterson’s BookShots, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.21.16

Prince announces upcoming memoir; Europe’s first print-on-demand bookstore; women poets to read right now; and other news.

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Fellowships for Creative Writers

Fellowships for Creative Writers

Fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers for monthlong residencies at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, to research pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. A stipend of $1,150 to $1,350 and on-campus housing is provided; fellows residing off-campus receive $1,850. The fellowships support research for creative work that informs the general public, such as historical poems and novels. Residencies may take place any time in 2016. Submit 10 copies of up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a five-page project proposal, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to AAS by the references) by October 5. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel published in the previous year that is set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of a book published in 2015 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.