Katie Fricas

Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and bibliophile in New York City. She makes nonfiction essay comics on art, politics, oddities, and hidden histories for various publications and websites including The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, the Guardian, and Hyperallergic. Her comic series Checked Out, about almost a decade spent working in NYC’s oldest library, appears regularly on the website Spiralbound. Photo courtesy of Steven Menendez.


For Stony Limits Cannot Hold Love Out

Katie Fricas's new comic depicts the little-known details of the Lewinsky-Clinton affair to add nuance to the much-maligned White House intern....

For Stony Limits Cannot Hold Love Out
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Tomás Rivera Book PrizeSubmit your manuscript to be entered to win

Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

AWARD: $1,000 prize, publication of manuscript by LARB Libros, and ten copies. Additionally, winner will receive a stipend to assist with travel to Southern California for a reading and book signing at UC Riverside during Writers Week.

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. Apply via Submittable Here.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.