Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Iowa Short Fiction Award

Have you completed work on a collection of short stories? This could be for you!
Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition.  Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. 

Manuscript

The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages.  The manuscript may include a cover page, contents page, etc., but these are not required. The author's name can be on every page but this is not required. Stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion. There is no reading fee. 

Publication

Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press's standard contract.

Submission

Manuscripts should be mailed to:
Iowa Short Fiction Award
Iowa Writers' Workshop
507 North Clinton Street
102 Dey House
Iowa City IA 52242-1000
No application forms are necessary. Entries for the competition should be postmarked between August 1 and September 30; packages must be postmarked by September 30. Announcement of the winners will be made early in the following year.
Learn more here.
What She Thinks: Best of Luck!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fiction Friday: Reading Lessons by Edwidge Danticat

If you ever come across Edwidge Danticat's Krik Krak, BUY IT. I got mine for a hundred and fifty Naira at my favourite bend-down-select bookshop. The shorts stories in the collection were simply exquisite.  
I hope you enjoy today's story, even though it isn't from the aforementioned collection. Do get your own collection of Danticat's stories soon.
Read the story here.


What She Thinks: Still loving Krik Krak three years later.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Best of Luck Placing Your Work Elsewhere

I am back with an article that you should read  if you write, plan to write or know someone who does. I read it this morning and felt I must share. It is written by Michael Copperman, read it here.

What She Thinks: I've been away writing examsssssssssssssssss! Fiction Friday shall return tomorrow.