Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection Song for the Unraveling of the World(Coffee House Press, 2019). He has also recently published A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press, 2016) and the novella The Warren (Tor.com, 2016). His novel Last Days won the American Library Association’s award for Best Horror Novel of 2009, and his novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. Other books include Windeyeand Immobility(both finalists for the Shirley Jackson Award), and The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection). He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Critical Studies Program at CalArts.


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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.

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Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.