The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers announces three awards of $2,500 each in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Only one entry is accepted from each person. All entries must be previously unpublished. The winning entries will be published in either Literary Imagination or Literary Matters. All entries must be postmarked no later than December 15th, 2018. The winners will be announced early in 2018. Members will be invited to read their work at the 2019 annual conference.
Congratulations to Tom Sleigh, whose poem “Face” has been chosen for publication in The Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of the Small Presses (2019 edition)! “Face” was first published in the ALSCW’s flagship journal, Literary Imagination (Oxford UP, Vol. 19, Issue 2, 1 July 2017).
Tom Sleigh’s many books include Station Zed, Army Cats (John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters), and Space Walk (Kingsley Tufts Award). He teaches at Hunter College and works as a journalist in the Middle East and Africa. A book of essays, The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing In an Age of Refugees, and of poems, House of Fact, House of Ruin, were published by Graywolf in Feb. 2018. Sleigh has published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, VQR, APR, Poetry, Threepenny, and elsewhere, as well being widely anthologized in publications such as The Best of the Best American Poetry, the Best American Poetry, and the Best American Travel Writing.
The ALSCW works to foster and recognize excellence in the critically important area of student writing of analytical essays at the secondary school level. We invite submissions of analytical essays by students in grades 9 through 12 dealing with works of recognized literary merit. Papers may examine style, characterization, rhetorical technique, and structure, and may be about individual poems, short stories, novels, plays, or essays. Papers may also compare two carefully selected works.
The ALSCW is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Meringoff Prizes in Fiction and Poetry. The co-winners in Fiction this year are Brian Buchanan for his story, “Wisdom Teeth,” and David Galef for his story, “Therapy.” The judge of the Fiction Prize was Brad Leithauser.
This year’s co-winners in Poetry are Brendan Rabon for his poem, “Gladstone,” and Daniel Tobin for “This Broken Symmetry.” Rachel Hadas judged the Poetry competition.
Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all the participants and judges!
Armen Davoudian has won the 2018 ALSCW Dissertation Fellowship
Armen Davoudian is an English PhD candidate at Stanford and is writing a dissertation on the formal parameters and generic conventions defining the poetry book or volume in the 20th century. He is also completing an MFA in poetry at Johns Hopkins. His poetry and criticism have appeared in Blueline, The Berkeley McNair Research Journal, and The Folio. He is poetry editor at Mantis, assistant editor at The Hopkins Review, and former co-chair of the Stanford Poetry Out Loud recitation competition. Born in Esfahan, Iran, where he lived for 17 years, he is currently translating the poetry of Nima Yushij and Sohrab Sepehri.
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
invites you to a reading and conversation with
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
302 Barnard Hall – 3RD Floor
New York, NY 10027
Barnard Hall is located immediately upon entering through the main gate
of the Barnard campus at Broadway and 117th Street
Doors open at 6:30 PM | Reading begins at 7:00 PM
~ Refreshments before & after ~
The Hopkins Review & Literary Matters
Lunch Poems & Prose
Austin Allen, George David Clark, Moira Egan
Juliana Gray, Stephen Kampa
Ashley Anna McHugh, Chelsea Rathburn
Callie Siskel & Artress Bethany White
Ryan Wilson & David Yezzi, hosts
Friday, March 9, 2018
1 pm – 3 pm
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, Florida
Order up some lunch! Two blocks from the Convention Center!
Cole Swensen, 6 pm, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 East 60th St
Chicago IL 60637
Co-sponsored: ALSCW, The Committee on Social Thought, the Creative Writing Program
Cole Swensen is the author of 17 collections of poetry, most revolving around the visual arts and documentary; her most recent volume is On Walking On, and addresses the centuries-old connection between writing and walking. Also a translator of French poetry, prose, and art criticism, she divides her time between Paris and Providence, RI,
where she is a professor in the Department of Literary Arts at Brown University.
Literary Matters is proud to announce its nominees for The Pushcart Prize 2017. From issue 9:2, we’ve nominated Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “Las Muchachas” and Richie Hofmann’s “Shades.” From issue 9:3, we’ve nominated A.E. Stallings’ “Dyeing the Easter Eggs,” Catherine Tufariello’s “Clear Water,” and Jean Valentine’s “For a Friend Who Died Young.” And from issue 10.1, we’ve nominated Gregory Fraser’s “Nothing But a Few Bare Trees.”
Congratulations to all of the nominees!
At Home In the World: Women Writers and Public Life
Maria DiBattista and Deborah Nord
5 pm, December 6th, 2017
(co-sponsored by Politics and Prose bookstore)
Deborah Nord, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature