One Story is celebrating our debut and emerging authors at our first-ever benefit on May 21, 2010. The highlight will be the formal “presentation” of writers who have made their debuts in One Story. Each writer will be “escorted” by an established author who has served as their mentor. John Hodgman will be announcing our “debs.”
Carolyn Kellogg recently wrote about our ball on Jacket Copy, the LA Times books blog and she says to: “Expect hilarity to ensue.”
Click here to read the article.
If you’d like to find out more information or buy tickets to the ball, click here.
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Sherman Alexie was selected as the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his collection of short stories, War Dances.
350 novels and short story collections by American authors published in the US during the 2009 calendar year were considered. The winner will be awarded $15,000 and the four finalists will receive $5,000.
The four finalists are Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna: A Novel, Lorraine M. Lopex for Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories, Lorrie Moore for A Gate at the Stairs, and Colson Whitehead for Sag Harbor: A Novel.
For more information about the award, click here.
If you would like to attend the award ceremony in Washington D.C, it will be held at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $100. Visit www.folger.edu/penfaulkneraward to purchase tickets.
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I’ll be at the One Story booth at The (Makers) Market at the OA Can Factory in Brooklyn this Sunday. I’m starting a new enterprise–we are offering mini-mentorships to short story writers. I’ve always wished that I had the time to offer personal rejection letters to our submitters.
We get so many submissions per day, which makes this impossible, especially since we don’t want to charge a reading fee.
The owner of the Can Factory has been asking us to man a booth at the Makers Market for ages and I came up with an Editor is In booth, sort of like Lucy’s booth from Peanuts, except instead of psychological counseling, we would give editing advice.
Here’s are the basics: In a 15-minute private session, a One Story fiction editor will discuss your story. The editor will read your submission in advance and will come to the mentorship with specific feedback about your story and practical information on how you can strengthen your submissions and query letters.
So I hope to see you there!
To sign up for a mentorship, click here.
Dates:Sunday, March 14, 2010 & Sunday, March 21, 2010
Times:11am - 5pm
Location:The Maker’s Market at The Old American Can Factory
230 3rd St.Brooklyn, NY
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