Sunday, October 3, 2010

Glover to judge 2010 FreeFall writing contest

upstreet author Douglas Glover will be the judge and editor for this year's prose and poetry contest conducted by FreeFall, “Canada’s magazine of exquisite writing.” The contest is open to Canadians living in Canada or abroad. Prizes for the contest total $1,100, and winning entries will be published in Volume XXI, No. 1 of FreeFall. The entry fee is $20, and includes a one-year subscription to the magazine. For the contest rules and entry form, go here.

Glover, a Canadian who lives in upstate New York, is the author of five story collections, four novels, a book of essays, and a book about novel form. He won the 2006 Writers' Trust of Canada Timothy Findley Award, and his novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General's Award for Fiction in English, and was a finalist for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His essay “Don Quixote, Rosemary’s Baby, Alien, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman: Meditations on the Ideology of Closure and the Comforting Lie” was published in upstreet number four, and another essay, “Before/After History and the Novel,” in upstreet number six. He is currently on the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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