Ed Simon

Ed Simon is a staff writer at The Millions, and an editor at Berfrois. He is a frequent contributor at several different sites including The Atlantic, The Paris Review Daily, Aeon, Jacobin, the Washington Post, Religion Dispatches, Killing the Buddha, Salon, Berfrois, The Public Domain Review, Atlas Obscura, JSTOR Daily, and Newsweek. His collection America and Other Fictions: On Radical Faith and Post-Religion was released in 2018. He holds a PhD in English from Lehigh University and an MA in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University.


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Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.