Genre: Cross-Genre

Christina Sharpe: Ordinary Notes


“These are notes on encountering the daily, the literary, the visual, violent, the arbitrary, the ordinary, and the beautiful…. They are always concerned with what I think of as the ordinary, extraordinary matter of Black life.” In this Virginia Museum of Fine Arts event, Christina Sharpe discusses her latest book, Ordinary Notes (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023), which weaves the past, present, and future together through various mediums ranging from lyric to photography.

Fictions & Forms: Danielle Dutton


As part of the Fictions & Forms reading series hosted by the University of Chicago’s Program in Creative Writing, Danielle Dutton discusses her intricate relationship to genre and form, and reads from her hybrid collection, Prairie, Dresses, Art, Other (Coffee House Press, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.


Chapbook Contest

DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press
Entry Fee: 
May 15, 2024
A prize of $1,000, publication by New Michigan Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or hybrid-genre work. Ander Monson will judge. Submit a manuscript of 18 to 44 pages with a $25 entry fee by May 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

James A. Winn Prize

Michigan Quarterly Review
Entry Fee: 
May 31, 2024
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Michigan Quarterly Review will be given annually for an essay or a work of nonfiction in hybrid form. Elizabeth Goodenough will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit 1,500 to 7,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by May 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.


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