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Saturday, September 04, 2010


from McSweeneys

This memorial award is intended to aid a young woman writer of 32 years or younger who both embodies Amanda's personal strengths—warmth, generosity, a passion for community—and who needs some time to finish a book in progress. The book in progress needn't be thematically or stylistically close to Amanda's work, but we would be lying if we said we weren't looking to support another writer of Amanda's outrageous lyricism and heart.

full guidelines here

1 comment:

Diane K. Martin said...

I'm not generally a fiction writer, so you can be sure that this is not a personal gripe, but why does the woman writer have to be young, "32 years or younger"? Is it so, in addition to her warmth, generosity and passion for community" she is also cute, hot, and easy on the eyes? Because, I mean, we all know that older women are totally useless, right? Or maybe older women can't write lyrically or with heart? Or maybe they have totally have it made. Oh, that must be it.