Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Plonsker Residency Deadline

Hey! Are you a brilliant writer of innovative fiction or hybrid prose under 40 who has yet to publish a book? Why then haven't you sent a 30-page excerpt of your manuscript in progress to be considered for the fourth annual Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Prize?

The postmark deadline is April 1. Winners receive $10,000, a two-month residency in Glen Rowan House on the campus of Lake Forest College, and (subject to approval) publication of their book by the &NOW Books imprint of Lake Forest College Press. There are no formal teaching duties associated with the residency. And there is no reading fee charged.

Click the above link for more details, and apply!


Laura Carter said...


How would you define hybrid prose?



Unknown said...

I wouldn't, honestly. That's what makes it hybrid.

Seriously, though, when in doubt, why not send? We don't charge a fee. Or if you want to be a little more strategic, look at the sorts of things we've published in the past (like the &NOW Awards) or the work of the final judge, Kate Bernheimer. And good luck!

Laura Carter said...

Thanks for your response! I may send what I have. I always get a little flustered by the difference between "prose poetry" and "hybrid prose." I really did love Jessica Savitz's work, though, so perhaps I will look into what the judge has been up to. Thanks again!


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