Author Archives: Angela Hallstrom

2012 Literary Contest Winners

The Association for Mormon Letters and Irreantum magazine are pleased to announce the winners of our 2012 literary contests. This year we received 72 fiction entries, 41 personal essay entries, and 46 poetry collection entries. Entries were judged blind, and … Continue reading

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Irreantum: Contests and Thank Yous

First I’ve got to shout hallelujah–we’re on WordPress!  Big thanks to Jacob and Johnna and Jonathan and anyone else involved in making the move to this new blog platform happen.  I love it already, and I’ve only typed a few … Continue reading

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Must-Reads of 2010

Since we’re all in the middle of our Christmas gift buying (if you’re already done I don’t want to hear it), I thought I’d post today about some of the best books by Mormon authors I’ve read this year and … Continue reading

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Three Big Irreantum Announcements

Irreantum has three big annoucements to make, which means this will be a lengthy (but information-packed!) post.  We want to tell you all about: 1.  Our Fall/Winter 2010 issue, which is going to press in a few days and will … Continue reading

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Agency and Storytelling

I just finished reading well over 100 entries to Irreantum’s fiction and creative nonfiction contests, narrowing them down to a set of semifinalists over which our contest committee can wrangle.  Reading all those stories and essays can be a bit … Continue reading

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Irreantum: A New Issue, A New Editor

We’ve been busy at Irreantum these days.  The submission window for our fiction and creative nonfiction contests just closed on May 31, and we received 90 fiction entries and 48 creative nonfiction entries, our most robust level of participation yet.  … Continue reading

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Two Announcements and a Pronouncement

First, two announcements: 1.  The first annual Segullah Writing Reatreat is coming up on Saturday, June 26 in Salt Lake City.  It’s going to be fantastic.  Although Segullah’s audience is primarily female, the Writing Retreat is open to both women … Continue reading

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Irreantum Contests: You’re Submitting, Aren’t You?

Spring is in the air (at least, it WAS in the air–right now it’s snowing), but at any rate, the calendar says spring is upon us, and that means Easter and conference and baseball and tulips.  And Irreantum contests! The … Continue reading

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What Offends the Mormon Reader?

In an earlier post here at the AML Blog (and again during a panel discussion at last weekend’s AML Conference) Chris Bigelow admitted that even though Seagull Book had requested ordering information on the anthology I edited, Dispensation: Latter-Day Fiction, … Continue reading

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Irreantum, Good Writing, and Telling the Truth

By now, all Irreantum subscribers should have received their latest issue, and it’s my hope that the journal is sitting on your bedside table, or next to loveseat in your living room, or in your office atop your stack of … Continue reading

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