Archives for July 2010

Adele Annesi

  Adele Annesi is an award-winning editor and writer. Her articles, columns, and stories appear in newspapers, magazines, blogs and literary journals, including 34th Parallel, The Fairfield Review, and The Pittsburgh Quarterly. She has contributed to The Circle and the Italian-American literary journal Pyramid, and her short fiction appeared in an anthology for Fairfield University. […]

Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2010 Web: www.memphismagazine.com Entry Fee: $10 A prize of $1,000 and publication in Memphis Magazine is given annually for a short story by a writer who lives within 150 miles of Memphis. Unpublished stories and those previously published in magazines with a circulation under 20,000 are eligible. Submit a short story of […]

Narrative Magazine Spring Story Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2010 Web: www.narrativemagazine.com Entry Fee: $20 A prize of $4,000 and publication in Narrative Magazine is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second prize of $1,500 also is awarded. The editors will judge. Using the […]

Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Award

Deadline: July 31, 2010 Web: www.glimmertrain.org Entry Fee: $15 A prize of $1,200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short story. Submit a story of up to 3,000 words with a $15 entry fee during the month of July. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

The Story Prize

Deadline: July 15, 2010 Web: www.thestoryprize.org E-mail: info@thestoryprize.org Entry Fee: $75 A prize of $20,000 is given annually to honor a short story collection written in English and first published in the United States. Two runners-up will receive $5,000 each. Larry Dark and Julie Lindsey will select the three finalists; three independent judges will choose […]

Meet Octavia Spencer, “Minny” of The Help

Octavia Spencer, who portrays Minny in the upcoming big-screen version of The Help, took time to talk to Southern Literary Review about Stockett’s bestseller and the upcoming film.  Spencer spoke openly as an African-American southerner, confronting the controversial issue of dialect and the fine line an author must walk when giving “voice” to her characters. Do […]

July Read of the Month – The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for more than a year and has been dubbed the can’t-miss read of the summer for folks not just in the south, not even just in the States, but for readers young and old across the world. For that reason, we’ve […]

2011 Bard Fiction Prize

Deadline: July 15, 2010 Web: www.bard.edu/bfp E-mail: bfp@bard.edu Entry Fee: None A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. The recipient must give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students but is not expected […]