A prize of $1,000 and publication by Journal of Experimental Fiction/Depth Charge Publishing is given annually for an innovative novel. Jønathan Lyons will judge. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Prominent literary translator Gregory Rabassa has died; fiction writer Dorthe Nors on her formal experimentation; strange work habits of famous authors; and other news.
Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary; the poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop; Bret Easton Ellis on the Broadway version of his novel American Psycho; and other news.
Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.
American Psycho reconsidered; the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction; on confessional writing by women; and other news.
In Home for an Hour, an interdisciplinary collaboration between artist Adam Moser, writer Jacob Paul, and photographer Sarah Martin, seven couples are given free rein inside Moser’s apartment, while Paul composes stories about how the guests spend their time there.
The issues are cohesive, and the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.
UK artist Jennifer Collier uses repurposed books and papers to sculpt an array of art objects inspired by the very materials used to create them—from stilettos made from the pages of Little Women to gloves fashioned from the illustrated text of Alice in Wonderland—each finished project a reflection of the written words from which it’s made.
Downloading Pushkin on the Moscow metro; your brain on well-constructed stories; remembering James Laughlin; and other news.
Dundee International Book Prize winner announced; Dylan Thomas’s reputation in Wales; Maryland bookstore donates to international charities; and other news.