Thursday, May 28, 2009
From Long Quiet Highway
Don’t chastise yourself as you are writing. Be gentle with yourself.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Deadline: August 15, 2009
Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.
From Wild Mind
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wayson Choy on ancient voices, and getting your story onto paper
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This contest is open to all, and the winning story will be published in a future issue of the magazine (as well as here, the new online home of Esquire fiction).
We encourage you to enter, but you have to follow the rules. The first and most important rule — besides, of course, that the story has to be original — is that the story must be based on one of three titles that we have provided.
The titles are:
2. "An Insurrection"
3. "Never, Ever Bring This Up Again"
A date, a thing, and a statement. No exceptions. Make of them what you will, do with them something great. But no taking an old story and slapping one of our new titles on it. We'll know, and we won't be happy.
Second rule: Your story cannot exceed 4,000 words. We are serious about that, too.
Other rules: You may submit only one story. The contest begins on May 1, 2009. All entries are due by midnight of August 1, 2009 and must be submitted electronically here at esquiresubmissions.com. (Yet more official rules here.)
First prize: publication in Esquire and $2,500.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A self-published author who unexpectedly won the country's most prestigious award for humour writing looks back on his thrill-ride of a yearRead the personal essay of TERRY FALLIS who spoke at the Headwaters Arts Festival in Alton. (Pat and I attended it.)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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We will run his answers in the newspaper and online on Saturday, May 16.
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Friday, May 1st to Tuesday, June 30th 2009
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