Items Tagged With historical fiction

Barnes & Noble Splits From Nook, Simon & Schuster Opens E-book Lending to all Libraries, and More

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Online Only, posted 6.26.14

Walt Whitman first edition sells for record amount; in defense of attractive writers; portraits of Kurt Vonnegut; and other news.

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Harper Lee Permits To Kill a Mockingbird E-book, the Search for Miguel de Cervantes, and More

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Online Only, posted 4.29.14

Bear Grylls to pen thrillers; “ambush poetry” in Las Vegas; the trouble with labeling women’s writing; and other news.

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Republicans Denounce Amtrak Residency, U.K. Nonprofit Protests Gendered Children’s Books, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.18.14

A San Diego writer celebrates a novel fifteen years in the making; a South African novelist explores E. M. Forster’s private life; New Orleans gears up for Tennessee Williams Literary Festival; and other news.

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Goodbye to Algonquin's Oak Room, E. B. White Answers the ASPCA, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.3.12

Melville House wonders when publishers will speak out about Amazon; New York City's Algonquin Hotel announced that when it reopens this spring after a renovation, the famed Oak Room will be gone; E. B. White answers a charge levied by the ASPCA; and more

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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 $1,350 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 2015. 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.

Michael Shaara Book Prize

Michael Shaara Book Prize

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel about the Civil War published during the previous year to "encourage fresh approaches to Civil War fiction." Publishers, critics, and authors may submit four copies of a book published in 2013 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Prize in American Historical Fiction

Prize in American Historical Fiction
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of historical fiction published during the previous year. Publishers or authors may submit three copies of books (or bound galleys) published in 2013 by December 1. There is no entry fee. 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 set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of books published in 2013 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.