Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart’s most recent books are Red Rover, a book of poems, and The Poet’s Freedom: A Notebook on Making, forthcoming in December from the University of Chicago Press. She is the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities at Princeton.


A Florilegium for Angus Fletcher

Literary critic Angus Fletcher died on November 28, 2016. His friends, contemporaries, and former students remember him....

Sacred Dirt

Serres reveals that pollution is not merely a by-product of industrialization, but a fundamental human, indeed animal, activity....

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Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.