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CRWROPPS Post: The Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction
Due to the Corvid-19 situation, the temporary closing of our shop in Madrid and the rush to get everything online, we have decided to give a final extension to our 2020 prize deadline. We also get the sense, having heard from a number of writers, that this week's panic hasn't been the best state for writing, so the more time the merrier. Hopefully a new rhythm will begin to establish itself and we can all get back to what we love: writing and reading. Thank you for putting up with the many email.
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The new deadline is March 29nd(Madrid time: GMT + 1).
The Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction is awarded for original works under 2000 words. 2020's judging panel is a killer combo of ⚡Rachel Cusk, Niven Govinden, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Claire-Louise Bennett⚡and we've added even more to the prize kitty this year, with more partner journals than before, higher monetary prizes for runners-up, meetings with a UK literary agent for the winner and runners-up, and publication and events across Europe.
Our focus very much remains offering the widest possible reach for our winners and shortlisters. We send our shortlist selection (published as Eleven Stories) to agents in the US and UK and, as proof that the system works, we're delighted to announce that after reading the first place story Charlotte Seymour of Andrew Nurnberg Associates (UK) signed 2019 winner Francesca Reece and has secured her a two book deal, forthcoming with Tinder Press in 2021.
For more information, you can see our main prize page, and below you have all the details in email format, ready to send.
If you'd like more information, do not hesitate to email.
DL prize team
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 DESPERATE LITERATURE SHORT FICTION PRIZE
Awarded for fiction under 2000 words.
We're very excited to launch our 2020 prize for short fiction in collaboration with 14 foundations and associations to further our aim of giving winners and shortlisters as much as possible to help further their writing.
– Will be published in a truly smashing, limited edition book published by ourselves truly and launched at the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize Salon, Madrid – Publication with one of our partner journals: 3:AM, Helter Skelter, The London Magazine,Open Pen, Prototype, Hotel, Gorse, and The Second Shelf (women only) – Participation in Desperate Literature Prize Salons (Salons, no less) at Desperate Literature, Madrid; Burley Fisher, London; Typewronger Books, Edinburgh; and The Second Shelf, London (women only) – Participation in the Rizoma Film Festival.
One Shortlisted Winner:
– Will be selected for a week's residency at Casa Ana, Andalusia, as part of their Creative Writing Programme.*
*before entering, please read our terms and conditions to see how the prize is funded, prize details, entry conditions and your eligibility.
READ 2019 WINNER FRANCESCA REECE'S TESTIMONIAL
"The Desperate Literature Prize changed everything for me. It gave me a platform to get my writing out there and to meet so many interesting, talented people. The prizes are just ridiculously good but the whole experience – the events in Madrid, Paris and London, getting published in Eleven Stories, all of it – was unforgettable."
Francesca Reece – 2019 Winner
We're also very excited to announce that after winning the Desperate Literature Short Prize for Short Fiction, Francesca was signed to Andrew Nurnberg Associates and has a novel forthcoming.
CLICK HERE TO READ QUOTES FROM OTHER WINNERS, LITERARY AGENTS, 2019 JUDGES CLAIRE-LOUISE BENNETT AND ELEY WILLIAMS, AND AN INDIE PUBLISHER
Applications will be judged on a case by case basis by a member of the team with the support of Spread the Word UK. Desperate Literature has also extended upto 10 spaces for writers working through Spread The Word. For details of how these places are funded, please see our eligibility & conditions page.
– The Desperate Literature Short Fiction prize is awarded to an original work of fiction under 2000 words – Translations are accepted, but the prize is awarded to the original writer, not the translator – Submissions are anonymous – Stories should be submitted in .pdf format upon payment of the entry fee, without mention of the author or translator name within the document.
Desperate Literature is a joint project between Craig Walzer, Corey Eastwood, Charlotte Delattre and Terry Craven. Between them they own Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece, Book Thug Nation and Human Relations in Brooklyn, NY, US.
Desperate Literature strives to be a space where good literature serves as a vehicle for dynamic cultural, linguistic and social exchange between Madrilenos, extranjeros and travelers from around the world. In this spirit we look forward to hosting readings, meetings, gallery shows, lectures, and more.
We're open every day 10h30 – 14h30 & 17h – 22h30. We're not on the internet that often, but we check email often enough. Better yet, please stop by the shop and say hi or give us a call at +34 911 88 80 89.
We sell books. Real books. Desperate ones. Paper and glue.
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Sent: Tue, Jan 14, 2020 03:00 PM Subject: Sundress Academy for the Arts Open for Summer 2020 Residencies
Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is now accepting applications for short-term writing residencies in all genres—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, journalism, academic writing, and more—for their summer residency period which runs from May 25 to August 23, 2020. These residencies are designed to give artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.
Each residency costs $250/week, which includes a room of one's own, access to our communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet access.
Residents will stay at the SAFTA farmhouse, located on a working farm on a 45-acre wooded plot in a Tennessee "holler" perfect for hiking, camping, and nature walks. The farmhouse is also just a half-hour from downtown Knoxville an exciting and creative city that is home to a thriving art…
Previous Open Reading Period Selection: This Bright Darkness by Sarah McKinstry-Brown Published January, 2019 Call for Submissions November Open Reading Period Black Lawrence Press seeks innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won't let go. During our June and November Open Reading Periods, we accept submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German), and creative nonfiction. We are now also accepting proposals for anthologies.
Black Lawrence Press accepts submissions exclusively through our online submission manager, Submittable. We are not able to accept submissions via email or postal mail.