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The London Book Fair, 2021

2021 London Book Fair to Return to Olympia London

Returning to Olympia London in June 2021, The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Don’t miss out, sign up to attend now! Uniting the most talented minds in content London has been the setting of many… View Article

ASJA Writing Awards Now Open for 2021

ASJA 2021 Annual Writing Awards Underway

Now that 2021 has finally arrived, it’s time to look through your best work of 2020 and submit it to the ASJA Annual Awards! Don’t forget the new content categories. For the first time, we have special opportunities for business-to-business and business-to-consumer content writing, so send in your best work! Entry in all categories is… View Article

Vail Film Festival

Vail Film Festival Competition Extends Deadline

The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition is a vehicle for aspiring screenwriters to get their script read by established film producers, managers, and agents who are actively working at the top level of the film industry. See more at NetworkISA. The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition welcomes unproduced Feature screenplays between 60 and 140 pages… View Article

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Award Winners

William Soroyan Writing Prize Winners for 2020

William Saroyan Writing Prize Picks 2020 Winners

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Jennifer Croft awarded the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing by Stanford Libraries Adjei-Brenyah and Croft were selected as winners, among 247 eligible submissions, for their ability to evoke raw emotion and masterfully leverage the power of language with their writing. Stanford, CA–Friday Black (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) by Nana Kwame… View Article

Where Reasons End wins PEN award

“Where Reasons End” Wins PEN 2020 Novel Award

In March 2020, PEN America announced, the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards winners in a ceremony in New York City, hosted by Seth Meyers. The top prize for a full-length novel was awarded to Yiyun Li for the book, Where Reasons End,  (Random House) Hudson | IndieBound. We are just now catching up on some of the… View Article

Effie Lee Morris Literary Awards

WNBA Names Literary Award Winners

The Women’s National Book Association San Francisco Chapter is pleased and proud to debut the first-ever Effie Lee Morris WNBA Literary Award. Ms. Morris was a pioneering Black librarian and the founder of this chapter of the Women’s National Book Association in 1968. The Virtual Awards Ceremony will take place on July 24th, 5pm PST (see link… View Article

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