Adam McGovern

Adam McGovern is a writer and semiotic analyst born in Newark, New Jersey. His cultural criticism appears on and, and he has lectured on pop culture as social artifact at the Montclair Museum of Art and Ben Katchor’s NY Comics and Picture-story Symposium. McGovern has written comics appearing in the Eisner-nominated Project: Romantic anthology from AdHouse Books, Image Comics’ Next Issue Project, the Trip City online arts salon and the indie-comic newspapers POOD and Magic Bullet. His poetry has appeared on The Rumpus, and his play Funnybook/Tragicbook was performed at The Brick Theater in Brooklyn, USA. McGovern’s essays have appeared in prestige compilations of The Spirit and Madman as well as the catalogue for “The Amazing Shoemaker” exhibition at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy.


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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.

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

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