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Richard Cracroft: Go Gentle

I knew him first as a presence: an unbearded Santa Claus with thin lips, glasses, and a good pate of gray hair parted on the side. He could tell funny stories until his audience was slap-laugh-crying. I remember him imitating … Continue reading

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Four Centuries Contest Deadline Reminder

Reminder: the deadline for the “Four Centuries of Mormon Stories” contest is tonight at midnight. Email entries under 2,000 words (under 1,000 preferred) to everydaymormonwriter@gmail.com. A final, brief Q&A on the contest:

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Death of Richard Cracroft

Everyone in the world of Mormon letters will be saddened to hear of the death of Richard Cracroft yesterday, September 20, 2012. A giant has left us. For more details, see the Deseret News obituary.

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Deadline: Marilyn Brown Novel Award (MBNA)

The deadline for submission postmarks is October 1st. The guidelines can be found on Marilyn Brown’s website (Marilynbrownauthor.com) or on the website for the UVU Department of English and Literature, but following are the basics:

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Four Centuries Contest: Some Stats & Final Brainstorming

This month I couldn’t decide whether to write about the contest or about how my 2012 AML Presentation informed my soon-to-be-available book. So I posted both, and will let you take your pick. Days left until the Sept 24th deadline: … 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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New Issue of Irreantum!

Dear AML Enthusiasts, Below is the table of contents for the next issue of Irreantum, which is going to press soon. Now is the time to get your subscription for the first time, or get renewed. Thank you for your … Continue reading

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Moderating AML Blog

Most of the time, moderating the AML blog is a fairly easy job. I line up potential contributors, then send out reminder notices. I help out every now and then when people having difficulty posting. (To the limit of my … Continue reading

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Four Centuries of Mormon Stories Contest

In February, the Mormon Lit Blitz generated around 10,000 reads for thirteen pieces of short Mormon Lit. I don’t know the numbers for the WIZ poetry contest, but I suspect that the tight race there correlated strongly with a sudden … Continue reading

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Open Season for Writing Conferences

This week is an incredibly busy and exciting time for me and several other writers. I will be attending the annual LDStorymakers conference at the Provo Marriott on May 3-5, Thursday-Saturday. This will be the 7th year I have attended … Continue reading

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