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The 2011 Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel

The Nilsen Literary Prize for the Novel was created to identify and publish fiction novels of high literary quality by authors who have not previously published a full-length novel, novella, or collection of closely linked short stories. Submission is open to unpublished novelists who are U.S. residents writing in English. The Prize includes a $1,000…

Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award

Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award For publication in the Los Angeles Review $1000 Award Deadline: September 30, 2011 Final Judge: Elena Karina Byrne Established in 2003, the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award is for an unpublished poem. Awarded poem is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all poets. This year’s final…

2011 Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest

2011 Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest Now Accepting Entries! $500 in Prizes All Stories Considered for Publication Guest Judge: Meg Pokrass, author of Damn Sure Right (Press 53, 2011) Contest Guidelines: Format: Original, unpublished flash fiction stories, including prose poetry and experimental forms. Deadline: Opens June 1, 2011, at midnight; Closes October 1, 2011, at…

From the Publisher’s Desk

How many times have you thought to yourself, “I can write a book?” You sit down one day and these words spill from your fingers onto the keyboard and up on your screen or, for you “old school” folks out there, the words spill from your pen onto a piece of paper. You see the…

Sitting Down with Curtis Comer

Sitting Down with Curtis Comer by Jenny Beatrice How did you get your start a writer? I’ve always liked story-telling. When I was a kid I would write stories, complete with illustrations, for my little brother’s Head Start class. I stopped writing for years, and decided instead to pursue a career as a graphic artist.…

Bestsellers for August 14, 2011

Bestsellers for August 14, 2011 The Help by Kathryn Stockett Room by Emma Donoghue A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard Go the F*** To Sleep by Adam Mansbach Noir at the Bar by Jedidiah Ayers and Scott Phillips, editors State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Light Bringer Chris Digiuseppi and Mike Force The Adjustment Scott…

Sitting Down with Matt Freeman

Matthew Freeman has been a poet since he was a teenager in Dogtown, St. Louis. Since then he has fallen in love, traveled the country, and sung his songs. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 24, he drifted in and out of hospitals before finally beginning his recovery. He now lives and writes in…

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts

Book Review:  In the Garden of Beasts by Tif Sweeney Many readers are familiar with Erik Larson because of his nonfiction success, The Devil in the White City, a book that remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than three years (when combining hardcover and paperback editions).  When I read Devil years…