Two calls (national) and two books (local)

The Calls

The 2010 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents

“In addition to a full year of promotion, a $1000 prize will be presented to the Pen Parentis Writing Fellow at a public reading of the winning work of fiction on September 14, 2010 in Manhattan. Entrants must be the parent of at least one child under 10 years of age, but there are no style or genre limitations on the fiction submitted for consideration. This fellowship is open to ANY writer- published or not- who is the parent of a child 10 or under.  Beginners encouraged and welcome.”

Full call here.

A “Food’s-up” heads-up from Creative Nonfiction

My favorite CNF source will be seeking new essays about what keeps us all going — food. Food you like and food you hate; subjects on sustenance of any sort. For the “full” call:

CNF (the magazine, not the movement) also seeks immortality.

The Books

Frances McCue (Founding Director of Richard Hugo House and Writer-in-Residence at University of Washington) has two books hitting the shelves as we speak.

  • The Bled is poetry, published by Factory Hollow Press
  • The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs is an essay collection in which Frances examines Hugo’s poems about Northwest towns to illuminate historical and environmental issues.

Frances has had an immeasurable impact on the literary scene in the Pacific Northwest. Let’s support her in kind at readings for The Car:

  • June 1 – Village Books (Bellingham)
  • June 9 – University Bookstore (Seattle)

Author: allehall

I am a writer. I write to explore childhood: literary essays and short fiction, journalism, and three haiku. My published work expresses my belief that everything which did or did not happen to me as a child is manifesting in everything that is or is not happening to me today. More importantly, it is also manifesting for my children. I believe funny is the new navel-gazing, and that the best funny keeps a penny's worth of serious in an accessible pocket. Little-known fact: I have a completed novel decorating the inside of a desk drawer. Perhaps it is not funny enough.

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