Louis Bury

Louis Bury is the author of Exercises in Criticism (Dalkey Archive), a work of constraint-based creative criticism named to Entropy magazine’s “Best of 2015: Non-Fiction” list. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College, CUNY. He writes about art for Hyperallergic and his other creative and critical work has appeared in Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Aufgabe, The Volta, Boston Review, and The Believer.


Running Down a Dream

An idiosyncratic collection of essays and short fictions considering an array of artistic, intellectual, and cultural celebrities....

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Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.