Meet Clyde Edgerton, Author of The Night Train

SLR: You are recognized as one of the masters of humor. Most writers agree, it’s hard to be funny. Discuss a bit about writing for laughs. Are there any tricks to the timing/delivery, or is this just a natural gift of yours to have such a perfect flow of language? CE: I grew up hearing […]

Margie Lawson Workshop: Empowering Characters’ Emotions

     Do you want to create characters with solid psychological foundations? Learn how to show emotion in fresh ways through body language?      Psychotherapist and writer Margie Lawson will present an all-day workshop, “Empowering Characters’ Emotions,” Saturday, October 1, at the Holiday Inn on Graves Rd. in Tallahassee, Florida. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear […]

The 38th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference

The 38th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference  FAULKNER’S GEOGRAPHIES SOUTHERN LITERARY GEOGRAPHIES July 17–21, 2011 Oxford, MS      The 2011 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference will examine the topic “Faulkner’s Geographies/Southern Literary Geographies” through five days of lectures and discussion by literary scholars and critics. In addition to formal lectures, there will be several shorter panel […]

Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hills and Penumbra Contests

       The Tallahassee Writers Association is accepting submissions for its 2011 Seven Hills contest: up to 2,500 word short stories, creative nonfiction, or children’s picture books; and 500 word flash fiction. Fee: $17 nonmembers, $12 TWA members with paid dues. $100 first place winners; $75 second; and $50 third; honorable mention, plus publication in […]

Fab Fiction Awards: Applications Due July 15

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Short Story Contest Deadline: July 15, 2011 Entry Fee: $25     A prize of $1,000, publication in Potomac Review, and an invitation to speak at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference will be given annually for a short story. Richard Peabody will judge. Residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. are eligible. […]

Bard Fiction Prize Deadline July 15

Bard College Bard Fiction Prize Deadline: July 15, 2011        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 […]

Niles Reddick

Niles Reddick is author of a novel, Lead Me Home, and a short story collection, Road Kill Art and Other Oddities.  He was a finalist for a GAYA in fiction as well as a finalist for a ForeWord award. His collection was a finalist for an Eppie award.  Niles is a regular contributor to the Southern […]

Three Must-Read Short Story Collections

    Tired of buying electronics or golf gadgets for Father’s Day. Hook your father figure up with a sweet read this month instead. Even if the men in your life don’t have the attention span for a novel or memoir, they will enjoy these powerful literary shorts…but old and new. Warning: These are so good, you might […]