Announcing the 2016 ALSCW Meringoff Writing Awards, Deadline Oct. 15

Meringoff Awards 2014

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers is pleased to announce three awards of $2,000 each: one in poetry, one in fiction, and one in nonfiction. Each writer may submit only one entry. All entries must be previously unpublished and must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2016. The winners will be announced in December, and the winning entries will be published in either Literary Imagination or Literary Matters. For current members of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, there is no entry fee; for everyone else, membership in the ALSCW is required. The necessary information for membership can be found by clicking on “Membership” at the top of our web page or by clicking on this link. All members of the ALSCW receive the annual three issues of our flagship journal, Literary Imagination, as well as access to our newsletter and the ability to attend our conferences and local gatherings.

Winners of 2015 Meringoff Writing Awards

Dear ALSCW members and friends:

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Meringoff Writing Awards. The awards include a prize of $2,000 each and the possibility of publication in the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers journal, Literary Imagination, or its newsletter, Literary Matters. The Meringoff Writing Awards are given annually for a poem, a work of fiction, and a work of creative nonfiction.

1) Non-Fiction (Judges, Vincent Kling and Matthew DeForrest)

Winner: John Koelsch for “Chapter 19 ~ Final Day (Excerpt)”  

LITERARY MATTERS 2.3 Released

The Fall issue of Literary Matters: The Newsletter of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (Volume 2, Number 3) has been released. It features Clare Cavanagh’s President’s Column, “The Company of Readers”; Leslie Harkema’s From The Editor, “One ‘Why’ for the ‘W’: Fighting Graduate Malaise”; and a sneak peek at the 15th Annual Conference.

To read the issue, click here.

LITERARY MATTERS 2.2 Released

The Summer issue of Literary Matters: The Newsletter of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (Volume 2, Number 2) has been released. It features Clare Cavanagh’s President’s Column on “Rereading Nafisi in Evanston”; Brian J. Buchanan’s “A Response to Wordsworth’s ‘Bleak Season’ lyric”; and profiles of a prominent donor, our incoming vice-president, and our outgoing secretary-treasurer.

To read the issue, click here.

Call For ALSC Member Blogs

The ALSC would like to invite any of its members with the inclination to blog to share their personal sites with fellow ALSC members.  We hope to establish a links section soon, either here on WordPress or at the main ALSC site (www.bu.edu/literary).  Please post a link to your own blog or any other online forum in which your writing appears in the comments of this post.  Alternatively, you may send a link to alsc@bu.edu.

LITERARY MATTERS 2.1 Released

The Winter-Spring issue of Literary Matters: The Newsletter of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics has been released. It features a report on the 2008 Annual Conference, Calls for Papers for the 2009 conference, and a wonderful essay by David Rothman on our late colleague, Susan Bullock, that not only commemorates Susan but also takes a careful and insightful look into her poetry.

To read the newsletter, click here.

Welcome!

Welcome to the future home of the ALSC News Weblog. While we get settled here, please visit our Website to learn more about us and our activities. Forthcoming events include our 2008 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 24-26, which you can learn more about here.

You might also be interested in visiting The Valve, a literary blog that we sponsor.

– E. Christopher Clark