Gonzofest Literary Contest

I was recently informed of an exciting contest opportunity offered by the Louisville Public Library. The Gonzofest Literary Contest is looking for submissions of literary journalism that capture the spirit--that is gonzo journalism--of the late Hunter S. Thompson.  It is believed that the word gonzo was first used to describe an article written by Thompson…
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Scribblers Digest: September

Here's a list of literary events and submission opportunities for September. Be sure to check out the Scribblers writing group that meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7PM in Room 2.3 of Central Library. Contact Chris for more information: clabarbera@slpl.org.  Literary Events  9/9 (SAT) Salman Rushdie, The Golden House (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library- Headquarters…
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STL Scribblers Digest: August

Literary Events  8/1 (TUE) Daryl Gregory, Spoonbenders (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library- Headquarters 7PM  left-bank.com 8/9 (WED) Lynne Cox, Swimming in the Sink (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library- Headquarters 7PM  left-bank.com 8/31 (Thu) Mary Jo Bang, A Doll for Throwing (Launch Party) Left Bank Books 7PM left-bank.com Submission Opportunities Short Story Award A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press…
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STL Scribblers Digest: June/July

Literary Events  6/24 (SAT) Janet Evanovich, Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library- Headquarters 7PM slcl.org 6/27 (TUE) Melissa Scholes Young, Flood (Author Talk) Left Bank Books 7PM leftbank.com 7/8 (SAT) Roxane Gay, Hunger (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library- Headquarters 7PM  left-bank.com 7/13 (Thu) Harold Bush, The Hemingway Files (Author Talk) St. Louis Public Library- Schlafly Branch slpl.org 7/13 (Thu) Edward Kelsey Moore, The Supremes Sing…
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DIY Writer’s Education

Interested in joining a self-guided writing program without having to spend a dime? Consider checking out DIY MFA, a website for writers by a writer. Gabriela Pereira, founder of DIY MFA, wanted to create a course for people who didn't want to (or couldn't) commit themselves to a traditional MFA program. The website includes articles by…
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STL Scribblers Digest: May/June

Literary Events 5/13 (SAT) Doreen Cronin, Cyclone (Author Talk), Left Bank Books, 4 PM leftbank.com 5/16 (TUE) Leigh Montville, Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966–1971 (Author Talk) St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 7 PM slcl.org 5/17 (WED) Scribblers Writing Group St. Louis Public Library – Central Library, 7PM slpl.org  5/17 (WED…
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STL Scribblers Digest: April/May

Literary Events - April/May 4/1-5/13 (Saturdays excluding 4/15 and 4/29) - Women Veterans Writing Workshops, St. Louis Public Library: Central, 10:30 am- 2:30 pm. https://www.slpl.org/news/st-louis-public-library-and-missouri-humanities-council-present-4th-season-of-veterans-writing-workshops/ 4/13 (Thu) - Poetry by Number (Poetry talk and workshop), St. Louis Public Library: Central, 7-8:30 pm. https://slpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index 4/13 (Thu) - Amina Cain Reads from Her Fiction, Washington University Hurst Lounge, Dunker…
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Fast read, slow burn.

Stuck in a writing rut? Writing a flash fiction story has the potential to stimulate creativity through its strict length requirement— requiring the writer to forego loquacity for more vivid, efficient language. Flash fiction is an extremely brief work of fiction that, unlike other short stories, lacks a traditional story arc. While some argue that flash…
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