Monthly Archives: January 2010

Short Fiction Contest at Kenyon Review

Another day another contest, this one’s at the Kenyon Review, a very old and well-respected publication.  The nice thing is that it’s a good contest for those of you with shorter pieces, because this context maxes out at 1200 words.  … Continue reading

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Jayne Anne Phillips and Roger Sedarat read tomorrow!

Please come to the Robeson Gallery, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (1/26/10) for the first Writers-At-Newark Reading of the New Year!  To kick it off, we have our very own Jayne Anne Phillips reading, as well as Roger Sedarat!  Be sure … Continue reading

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This just in: Jayne Anne nominated for the National Book Critics Award

Today the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction, poetry, autobiography, nonfiction, and criticism were announced.  Jayne Anne killed it again!  The announcement was made at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, the finalist reading will be March … Continue reading

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THE STORY PRIZE ANNOUNCES ITS 2009 FINALISTS:

Now in its sixth year, The Story Prize, an annual award for books of short fiction, is pleased to honor three outstanding short story collections chosen from an exceptional group published in 2009. The three finalists—all debut collections—are: In Other … Continue reading

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Message from the Chancellor‏: Beloved Haiti

Despite the many miles that separate Newark from Haiti, our campus, sadly, has very personal links to the tragedy there.  A number of our students, faculty and staff are natives of Haiti, or their families emigrated from Haiti, and many … Continue reading

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Bellday Books Poetry Contest

I just received word about this poetry contest, and I thought I would post the info.  It seems like a good opportunity! BELLDAY POETRY PRIZE $2,000 PRIZE TO WINNING POET Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010 CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: LUCIA PERILLO … Continue reading

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To boldly go where no man has gone before!

Rutgers University professor, Jack Lynch, has written THE LEXICOGRAPHER’S DILEMMA: The Evolution of ‘Proper’ English, From Shakespeare to ‘South Park’, which can be described as an exploration of the English language and its rules of grammar that tend to confound the … Continue reading

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