Friday, February 26, 2010

Follow that Contributor!

Congratulations to Sherman Alexie on being named a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for his War Dances (Grove Press). You can read Alexie's "Verminators" and "Blood In. Blood Out." in the current issue of The Normal School, available on the magazine rack at your local Barnes & Noble Bookstore where you will be buying War Dances.

The Normal School is proud to say that in its first three issues, it has featured three PEN/Faulkner nominees: Ron Rash, Steve Yarbrough, and, now, Sherman Alexie. We are thankful to have these incredible voices among our list of contributors.

Follow that Contributing Editor!

Steve Yarbrough ("In the Shadow of a King" p. 85, TNS #3) is on his way to Mississippi to receive the Richard Wright Award. Congratulations!

Friday, February 12, 2010

"March Fourth" and Submit!

We've extended our contest deadline! With the holidays in December and school starting again in January, February 12 came around too fast. So, to stop our heads from spinning, we've extended the deadline to March 4, 2010. (Oh, who are we kidding? We just wanted the opportunity to say "March Fourth and Submit.")

So if you're one of those people who's perpetually late for everything, there's hope for you yet. March fourth and submit! For guidelines, please visit our website.

PS -- Thank you very much to everyone who has already submitted. Your entries are already being processed and read. You make us proud.