Tag Archives: Mormon Lit Blitz

August Insanity Updates

We’ve been running a [b]racket over on the Mormon Lit Blitz page in which sixteen works face off against each other in an event we’re calling August Insanity. With just five matches to go, here’s how things look: In the … Continue reading

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August Insanity

August is upon us, and you know what that means–time to fill out your MoLit Brackit:   That’s right. For your local gambling pool or Church auxiliary, we’ve set up a fantasy tournament between sixteen works of Mormon Literature specifically … Continue reading

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Mormon Lit Blitz Deadline Extended

Announcement: the deadline for Mormon Lit Blitz submissions (of works under 1,000 words that will speak to language-loving LDS readers) has been extended to April 27th. Any help spreading word about the contest would be greatly appreciated. Below, I’ve included … Continue reading

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Mormon Literature, Flash Fiction, and the iPad Age

When I used to teach nights at a local career college, I would begin my Introduction to Literature class by having students read Ernest Hemingway’s “A Very Short Story.” At 633 words, the story was ideal for giving the students … Continue reading

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Therefore…what?

The final piece of the Mormon Lit Blitz went live today. Which leaves us a closed set of thirteen short reference points as a way to talk about Mormon Lit. The question I am most interested in is: what are … Continue reading

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Announcement: Mormon Lit Blitz Schedule

Moderator Note: Apologies for “stepping” on Kathryn’s day, but we wanted to make sure this announcement got out in a timely fashion. Lots going on in Mormon letters right now! ============================== “We must read, and think, and feel, and pray, … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, Feb. 10, 2012

The Whitey Awards finalists were named, the LDS Film Festival was held, LTUE is going on now, several plays are ongoing, three new Jane Austen-based novels, and the passing of Paul Swenson. All these Mormon lit news, books, and reviews, … Continue reading

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Mormon Lit Blitz Contest Semi-Finalists

Contest update: we’ve narrowed the 200+ submissions for the Mormon Lit Blitz Contest  down to a list of 32 semi-finalists, the titles of which we will be releasing in stages between now and Wednesday. See the Mormon Artist blog for … Continue reading

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Writing about the ancestors I share with Mitt Romney

Before I get into the post proper, let me make one last plug for submitting to the Mormon Lit Blitz. With three days to go before the deadline, we’ve already received over a hundred submissions. I recently went and randomly … Continue reading

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