Gina Frangello

Gina Frangello is the author of four books — Every Kind of WantingA Life In MenSlut Lullabies (a ForeWard Magazine Best Book of 2010), and My Sister’s Continent (named one of the Best Books of the Year by Las Vegas Weekly) — and editor of the acclaimed anthology Falling Backward: Stories of Fathers and Daughters. She has published dozens of stories, essays, and works of literary criticism in The Chicago TribuneBest of the MidwestPrairie Schooner, and others, which has resulted in her receiving the Illinois Arts Council Literary Award in 2005 and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose in 2002. She is also a founding editor and publisher of Other Voices Books, an award-winning literary press based in Chicago, and serves as the Sunday editor of The Rumpus and as the literary editor of The Nervous Breakdown. Gina has been a regular faculty member in the MFA programs at both Northwestern and Columbia. She is faculty editor of The Coachella Review at UC Riverside Palm Desert.


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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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