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Four Centuries Contest Discussion: “Little Karl”

The first finalist in Everyday Mormon Writer‘s “Four Centuries of Mormon Stories” contest is Melissa Leilani Larson’s “Little Karl,”which is based on real events in Larson’s family history. Because the stories are relatively short and publicly accessible, this contest gives … Continue reading

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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 Contest Winners

The Association for Mormon Letters and Irreantum magazine are pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 literary contests. The response this year was robust: we received 73 fiction entries, 47 creative nonfiction entries, and 91 poetry collection entries. Entries … Continue reading

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ABNA Contest “Wins” Contract for LDS Author

The best thing to happen to recent University of Memphis MFA graduate Courtney Miller Santo was her failure to win the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. Santo, whose first published short story appeared in the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of Irreantum, learned … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Desk: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and You

Last year, some kindly soul on the AML-list posted information about the then-new Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, which bestows a $15,000 contract and publication with Penquin to its winners. There are two categories: One in mainstream and one in YA. Entries … Continue reading

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