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. Lulu offers financial […]

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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.” […]

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2013 PEN Award Shortlists

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PEN America has released the shortlists for its 2013 prizes, which you can check out here. There are ten prizes in categories ranging from debut fiction to literary science writing to biography (for which Rumpus columnist Peter Orner was a judge). It’s a good place to look for books to put on your wishlist—all the […]

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We Love Paul Madonna

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The 31st Annual Northern California Book Awards will honor our own Paul Madonna with the NCBR Recognition Award for Everything Is Its Own Reward, An All Over Coffee Collection. The free ceremony will include readings by this year’s award-winning authors, followed by a book signing and reception. Sunday, June 10, 1:00-2:30 pm at San Francisco […]

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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 […]

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Best Contradiction

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Electric Literature’s monthly Critical Hit Awards for book reviews gives David Winters’ Rumpus review of Dogma the prize for Best Contradiction. Hooray! “Reviewing a book that ‘sets itself up to fail, then fails to do that,’ David Winters makes a dizzying number of verbal and logical U-turns. But it may be worth a touch of […]

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