Posts Tagged: awards

The Lulu Fund: Burning Down the House

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The Lulu Fund is a new organization founded by Anna March, Ashley Ford, Jen Fitzgerald, and Ashley Perez dedicated to breaking down barriers within the writing community. The Lulu Fund mission statement says:

We support individual writers and organizations who demonstrate their commitment to these ideas by telling critical stories and lifting marginalized voices.

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Ghost Horse Wins Award

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Congratulations to Rumpus reviewer Thomas H. McNeely for winning the 9th Annual Gival Press Novel Award!

The winning novel, Ghost Horse, tells “the story of a boy’s journey to escape an abusive relationship with his father and to discover the truth about his own life” during “the class, racial, and social tensions of the 1970s in Houston, Texas.”

McNeely will receive $3000 in prize money.

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On The ASME Imbalance

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At The Awl, Lucy Madison breaks down the many numbers, ratios, and biases behind the absence of women nominees in the National Magazine Awards’ major “brass-ring” categories.

“As far as the ASME awards go, women are unlikely to see a huge jump in nominations unless editors either start changing the process through which they assign out pieces, or more outlets exist for general interest long-form journalism targeted at women.”

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