Fred Mills

Fred Mills, from Asheville, North Carolina, has been writing about music since the late ’70s, starting with punk fanzines and eventually graduating to more respectable pursuits via such publications as Option, Spin, CD Review, and numerous alternative weeklies. He has been a contributing editor for Stereophile and Magnet, additionally serving as managing editor for the (now defunct) Harp. At present he is the editor of the online music publication Blurt and the business monthly Capital at Play. Meanwhile, approximately every decade or so he hears the siren song of records and manages to find employment at an independent music emporium — most recently (2012–2015) managing Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, North Carolina, during the latter-day vinyl resurgence. He can be reached at PO Box 15028, Asheville, North Carolina 28813.


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Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.