STL Scribblers Digest: September/October 2016


9/24 (Sat) – Carondelet Author Breakfast. Meet seven local authors—John J. Ryan, Christina Lane, Laine Boyd, Danielle Dutton, Terrell Carter, Rob Rains, and Lexie Dunne—speed-dating style! Space is limited; please call 314-752-9224 to register. St. Louis Public Library – Carondelet Branch, 9:30 am.

9/29 (Thu) – Archon Authors Science Fiction Panel. Ellen Datlow, Bradley Denton, Ann Leckie, and Mark Tiedemann. Brentwood Rec Center, 7 pm.

10/1 (Sat) – Banned Books Week Open Mic Readout. Read a passage or two from your favorite banned book! The Book House, 7 pm.

10/5 (Wed) – Marc Anthony Richardson, Year of the Rat. Subterranean Books, 6:30 pm.

10/8 (Sat) – Indie Author Day Panel: The Pros (and Potential Pitfalls) of Self-Publishing. Featuring STL’s Nicole Evelina, Svetlana Grobman of Columbia Public Library, and SLPL’s own Joe Schwartz! St. Louis Public Library – Central, 4 pm.

10/11 (Tue) – Emma Donoghue, The Wonder. Free, but RSVPs required; visit the Left Bank Books website for tickets. Maryville University Auditorium, 7 pm.

10/15 (Sat) – 3rd Annual STL Small Press Expo. St. Louis Public Library – Central, Great Hall, 11 am – 5 pm.

10/17 (Mon) – River Styx and Brick City Poetry Festival. Sandra Beasley, Justin Phillip Reed, and Jon Tribble. Contemporary Art Museum, 7:30 pm.



University of Iowa Press Short Fiction Awards. Two awards of publication given for first collections of short fiction. Submit a manuscript of at least 150 pages. No entry fee. Deadline September 30th.

Southwest Review Morton Marr Poetry Prize. $1000 prize and publication in Southwest Review. Submit up to six poems in a traditional form (such as a sonnet, sestina, or villanelle) with a $5 entry fee per poem. Deadline September 30th.

Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction. $10,000 prize and publication. Carmiel Banasky, Kim Church, and Andrew F. Sullivan to judge. submit a novel manuscript of at least 40,000 words and a brief synopsis. $25 entry fee. Deadline September 30th.

Cutthroat Writing Awards. Three prizes of $1250 each and publication in Cutthroat. Submit three poems of up to 100 lines each or a short story or essay of up to 5000 words. Marilyn Nelson to judge the Joy Harjo Poetry Award; Michael Martone to judge the Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award; and Rick Bass to judge the Barry Lopez Creative Nonfiction Award. $18 entry fee. Deadline October 15th.

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