Studying poetry under J. D. McClatchy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s remains rediscovered in a wine cellar; the Restoration’s filthiest poet; and other news.
A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,180) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. Sherrie Flick will judge. Submit a story of up to 300 words with a €14 (approximately $16.50) entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,180) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short memoir. Marti Leimbach will judge. Submit a memoir of up to 4,000 words with a €16 (approximately $19) entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Women’s Prize for Fiction seeks new sponsor; Roxane Gay’s ABA conference keynote; Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy’s return to fiction; and other news.
Man found guilty of murdering author and book dealer over rare copy of The Wind in the Willows; two interviews with late poet Max Ritvo; ten words whose meanings have changed drastically over time; and other news.
On the experiments that inspired T. C. Boyle’s new novel; the oldest continuously running bookstore in America; U.K. study finds school-age boys read “less thoroughly” than girls; and other news.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author sued by Hachette; how a contemporary poetry book became a best-seller; Lena Dunham to publish short story collection; and other news.
Gay Talese disavows his forthcoming book; five writers on life-changing moments at U.S. national parks; the psychology of the beach read; and other news.