All posts tagged: Literature

MidWeek Update: AWP Conference & Bookfair News

1.1.20 Hello! Starting the new year with an update with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs upcoming conference and book fair. I posted an update sometime between September through October I think, but I’m posting because some of you may be interested in attending or already made plans to attend the event. The information is below… Credit source: AWP AWP Conference The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in San Antonio, TX, in 2020 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer. Click here to register in our store today! 2020 AWP …

Best of Books 2019

12.26.19 Read any good books lately this year? Well according to Molly Young from Vulture, these 10 reads must be really good. I found the article so interesting, I had to share it with you. Here are Young’s best books of 2019.  Credit source: Vulture The Best Books of 2019   From an experimental memoir of domestic abuse to the one that broke 10,000 brains. By Molly Young   10. Doxology by Nell Zink Doxology It’s acidic, it’s absorbing, and it’s chunky enough to provide a bulwark against unwanted conversations with people you’re obligated to see during the holiday season. $20 at Amazon 9. Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan Machines Like Me The only time I think about cryonics is when my mind turns to the few dozen people (Iris Murdoch, Shakespeare, Goethe, etc.) whose brains I wish were still available so they could comment on modern moral dilemmas such as climate-change denial, privacy, animal rights, and AI. Luckily there is Ian McEwan, who is alive, operating at a normal temperature, and writing what I can only describe as literary …

MidWeek Updates: More Writing Contests…Courtesy of The Writer

11.27.19 Hello! The last MidWeek Updates for this month. The Writer has a few more writing contests for the rest of this year. Take a look below… Credit: The Writer F(r)iction Winter 2019 Literary Contest Deadline Sunday, December 15, 2019 Categories Fiction, Poetry Entry Fees Up to $15 USD. Prizes Short fiction: first-place prize of $1,000.00 Flash fiction: first-place prize of $300.00 Poetry: first-place prize of $300.00. Description Brink Literacy Project is delighted to announce their F(r)iction Winter 2019 Literary Contests in short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. Up to $1600 in prizes are available! Each winner of the submission categories, along with the five top finalists, will be considered for publication in F(r)iction alongside original artwork from Brink’s talented team of artists. F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best writing of all kinds, and we encourage submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2019. Contact Information Find more info and submit here:  https://frictionlit.org/contests/ Website https://frictionlit.org/contests/       Garden Magic – Photo Flora …

MidWeek Update: Short Story Contest From The Writer

11.13.19 Hello everyone! Only one update to give, if there are any more, I hope. I received this tidbit from my many emails and it’s from The Writer. They are having their Short Story Contest and the deadline is December 2. For those of you interested, you have plenty of time to gather on who, what, when, where about your short story. Here are the details below… Credit source: The Writer 2019 Fall Short Story Contest Ends on December 2, 2019  Multiple price options Submit your very best fictional short story in 2,000 words or less. Any theme, subject, or genre is fair game, as long as it falls under 2,000 words. Deadline: December 2, 2019Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine  Word count: 2,000 words or less Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.comas well.    Not the writing contest for you? Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when we launch a new one. PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING. …

Shadow Spotlight Week: Linda Addison

10.24.19 Hello dear people. We are now putting the spotlight on Linda Addison. Addison is an American poet and writer of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. She is also the first African-American to win (four times!) the Bram Stoker Award. So much to say about this writer, but I will let her work do the talking… Credit source: Oh, for the hook of a book   Sycorax’s Daughters Unveiled by Linda D. Addison Descendants of the unseen, born from uterus: bruised, abused, loved, rejected. Alive, in spite of the promise of death, giving birth even while silently weeping blood.   We paint red memories of our lives before prison, on walls made from our sweat, our anger, and the blood of our children: unborn, reborn in mourning.   Descending from human to property, turning to Nyavirezi, lion goddess, for hope, for a way to survive each bitter breath, to use the growing Shadows for transformation.   Finding truth in rivers, rain, tree roots, flowers, herbs. Earth delivers healing & a way for revenge, for freedom, …

Fall Reads 2019

9.25.19 Fall has arrived and its time to look at which books will or maybe on your nightstand or coffee table. Found this article from Cristina Arreola from Bustle. I’m putting twelve of the thirty-six books for Fall 2019. Book descriptions by Amazon.  Credit source: Bustle       “This month for Reese’s Book Club, we are listening to The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott! Set during the Cold War, it tells the story of secretaries turned spies who are tasked with smuggling Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR and into the hands of Russian citizens. You’ll get to know Sally and Irina, two spies who risk it all for love and adventure.” (Reese Witherspoon) A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice – inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the 20th century: Doctor Zhivago.     From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an “accidental” American …