Kelly J. Baker

Kelly J. Baker is the editor of Women in Higher Education and a freelance writer who covers religion, racism, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Chronicle Vitae, Sacred Matters, Bearings, The Rumpus, The Manifest-Station, Religion Dispatches, Christian Century’s Then & Now, Washington Post, and Brain, Child. She is also the author of the Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930; The Zombies Are Coming!: The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture; Grace Period: A Memoir in Pieces; and Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia


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Tomás Rivera Book PrizeSubmit your manuscript to be entered to win

Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

AWARD: $1,000 prize, publication of manuscript by LARB Libros, and ten copies. Additionally, winner will receive a stipend to assist with travel to Southern California for a reading and book signing at UC Riverside during Writers Week.

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. Apply via Submittable Here.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.