LITERARY EVENTS – JULY/AUGUST
7/21 (Thu) – Elsa Hart, Jade Dragon Mountain. Subterranean Books, 6:30 pm.
7/30 (Sat) – Central Library Comic Con, 1:30-3:30 pm, with author Vivek Tiwary speaking 1-2 pm.
7/30 (Sat) – 7/31 (Sun) – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Release Party, The Book House. Preorder your copy, to be released at 12:01 am on July 31st!
7/31 (Sun) – STL Writers Workshop Readout, The Book House, 3 – 5 pm. The St. Louis Writers Workshop reads selected pieces, joined by Sarah Jude, author of the new YA thriller The May Queen Murders.
8/10 (Wed) – Laura McHugh, Arrowood. Left Bank Books, 7 pm.
8/16 (Tue) – Book reading/signing, St. Louis Noir, St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 7 pm. Readers John Lutz, Jedidiah Ayres, and S.L. Coney with emcee Scott Phillips.
8/17 (Wed) – Andy Mozina, Contrary Motion. Left Bank Books, 7 pm.
SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES – JULY/AUGUST
New Millennium Writings Awards. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a short short story of up to 1000 words, or a story or essay of up to 6000 words. $20 entry fee, $1000 prize for each category. All entries considered for publication. Deadline July 31st.
Journal of Experimental Fiction Kenneth Patchen Award. Prize of $1000 and publication in the Journal of Experimental Fiction. Submit an “innovative” manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee. Dominic Ward to judge. Deadline July 31st.
StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize. Prize is $1000 and publication in StoryQuarterly. Submit a work of creative nonfiction of up to 6250 words. $15 entry fee. Deadline August 1st.
Gival Press Short Story Award. Prize is $1000 and publication on the Gival Press website. Submit a story of 5000 to 15000 words. $25 entry fee. Deadline August 8th.
Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize. Submit a poem or a work of flash fiction of up to 500 words. Aimee Nezhukumatathil to judge. Prize is $1000 and publication in Indiana Review. $20 entry fee includes subscription. Deadline August 15th.
New Guard Poetry and Fiction Contest. Submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee. Stephen Dunn to judge the Knightville Poetry Contest, Sarah Braunstein the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Prize of $1500 each and publication in New Guard. Deadline August 15th.